LATINO Magazine will present a NO MAS HAMBRE Forum on Saturday, September 14 at the Greater Chicago Food Depository in Chicago. The event is free and open to the public and will include community leaders, elected officials, anti-hunger activists, and representatives of the media. To RSVP, please contact Rafael Romero at theROMEROgroup@aol.com.
“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 Chicago as the work we do continues to focus on empowering and connecting people over 50 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 Chicago 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:
Jo Ann Jenkins, President, AARP Foundation
Lorraine Cortes-Vazquez. Executive Vice President, AARP Multicultural Markets and Engagement
Ami McReynolds, Vice President of National Programs, Feeding America
Javier Palomarez, President and CEO, U.S. Hispanic Chamber of Commerce
Maria Pesqueira, President and CEO, Mujeres Latinas en Accion
Olga Medina, SNAP Outreach Coordinator, Illinois Hunger Coalition
Steven McCullough, Vice President of Community Partnerships, Greater Chicago Food Depository
Hiram Lopez-Landin, Program Analyst, AARP Foundation
NO MAS HAMBRE is made possible with the support of AARP Foundation, AARP Illinois, Greater Chicago Food Depository, Mujeres Latinas en Accion, Illinois Hunger Coalition,Wells Fargo, U.S. Hispanic Chamber of Commerce and others. The event will take place from 11:45 AM-2 PM at the Greater Chicago Food Depository, located at 4100 W. Ann Lurie Place. For more information, go to www.nomashambre.com. To RSVP, please contact Rafael Romero at theROMEROgroup.com.