September 23, 2019

Forum to Address Hunger Among Latinos in Charlotte

By No Mas Hambre Staff May 01, 2013
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charlotte ncApril 29, 2013 LATINO Magazine will present a NO MAS HAMBRE Forum at 12-2 PM on May 23 at the Shamrock Senior Center, 3925 Willard Farrow Dr. in Charlotte, NC. The event is free and open to the public and will include community leaders, elected officials, anti-hunger activists, and representatives of the media. For more information please go to To RSVP, please contact Evelyn Castillo at  


“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.”


“We are looking forward to working with NO MAS HAMBRE to improve the lives of struggling older adults in Charlotte as the work we do continues to focus on empowering and connecting seniors with resources they may need,” said Jo Ann Jenkins, AARP Foundation President.


This event is part of NO MAS HAMBRE, a nationwide initiative launched by LATINO Magazine and the AARP Foundation to raise awareness of hunger in the Latino community and encourage Latinos to get involved. The Forum in Charlotte will 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.


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


Trish Shannon, Senior Vice President for Strategic Planning & CFO, AARP Foundation

Suzanne LaFollette-Black, AARP North Carolina Associate State Director

Myra Green, Center Director, Shamrock Senior Center

Kay Carter, Executive Director, Second Harvest Food Bank of Metrolina

Armando Belmass, Director of Communications, Latin American Coalition

Violeta Moser, Executive Director, Latin American Women’s Association

Astrid Chirinos, Executive Director,Latin American Chamber of Commerce of Charlotte

Hiram Lopez-Landin, AARP Foundation

Alvaro Gurdian, Vice President, La Noticia


NO MAS HAMBRE is made possible with the support of the AARP Foundation, AARP North Carolina, Shamrock Senior Center, Second Harvest Food Bank of Metrolina, Latin American Coalition, Latin American Women’s Association, Latin American Chamber of Commerce of Charlotte, La Noticia and others. For more information, go to To RSVP, please contact Evelyn Castillo at  


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