On this page, you’ll find everything you need to know about our approach to serving our city’s rich and diverse Hispanic communities along with actions YOU can take to fight hunger for the 1 in 5 Hispanic New Yorkers currently facing food insecurity.
FOOD INSECURITY IN THE HISPANIC COMMUNITY
As of June 2022, more than 1.3 million Hispanic Americans in the United States are unemployed, a rate that is 19 percent higher than the national average.
The New York City poverty rate among Hispanic/Latino residents is 36 percent higher than New York City’s overall poverty rate.
More than 264,000 Hispanic/Latino households in New York City rely on SNAP, accounting for 43.5 percent of all New York City SNAP households.
HOW WE HELP
Now, Gil is a Hi-Lo Operator in Food Bank’s Warehouse & Distribution Center in the Bronx, helping to get food and other resources to the folks that need it most. “This is my second home and I’m happy knowing that what I’m doing can help somebody else who needs it.” Learn more about Gil by watching the video below.
HOW YOU CAN HELP
You can make a difference with a contribution of any size.
Every $1 = 5 meals.
Take action to help New Yorkers facing hunger & poverty.
Volunteers play a central role in powering Food Bank’s mission