September 23, 2019

Forum to Address Hunger Among Latinos in LA

By No Mas Hambre Staff March 10, 2013


LATINO Magazine will present a NO MAS HAMBRE Forum on March 21 to present ways to join the fight against hunger and cover the importance of a healthy diet, food insecurity among Latino elderly, SNAP outreach and other topics.

The forum is a nationwide initiative launched by LATINO Magazine and its partners such as the AARP Foundation to raise awareness of hunger in the Latino community and encourage Latinos to get involved. It will take place at the headquarters of Homeboy Industries in downtown Los Angeles. The event is free and open to the public and will include community leaders, elected officials, anti-hunger activists, and representatives of the media.

“Nearly one in three Latinos go hungry,” said LATINO Publisher Alfredo Estrada, “although many of us simply aren’t aware of this crisis. If we want to end hunger, we need to get our community actively engaged.”

Robert Egger, the founder of L.A. Kitchen will be a panelist.

“AARP Foundation is the perfect founding partner for this effort,” said Robert Egger. “The leadership and Board share my sense of excitement about the vision for the L.A. Kitchen, but also my sense of urgency over the need to elevate one overarching idea—how will we value older Americans.”

Complimentary food and refreshments will be served courtesy of Homegirl Café. The audience will then participate in a question and answer session moderated by LATINO Publisher Alfredo Estrada with invited panelists and speakers, including:

Councilmember Jose Huizar, Los Angeles CityCouncil District 14

Robert Egger, Founder, L.A. Kitchen

Veronica Vargas, Director of External Affairs, Homeboy Industries

Marianne Haver Hill,  CEO, Meet Each Need with Dignity (MEND)

Don Herring, Senior Services Director Director, YWCA of San Gabriel Valley

Hiram Lopez-Landin, AARP Foundation

Martin Castro, CEO, Mexican American Opportunity Foundation (MAOF)

NO MAS HAMBRE is made possible with the support of partners such as the AARP Foundation, AARP California, Homeboy Industries, LA Kitchen, MEND, YWCA of San Gabriel, NALEO, MALDEF and others. For more information, go to To RSVP, please contact Evelyn Castillo at

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