Forum Addresses Hunger Among Latinos

Lawndale News Chicago's Bilingual Newspaper - Health

Sister Joellen Tumas, of Casa Catalina Catholic Charity, won the Lideres de Esperanza Award during the No Mas Hambre Forum on Thursday, July 26.

LATINO Magazine presented NO MAS HAMBRE Forum on July 26 at the National Museum of Mexican Art. The Forum is part of NO MAS HAMBRE, a nationwide initiative launched by LATINO Magazine and its partners including AARP Foundation to help raise awareness of hunger in the Latino community. “Hunger in the older adult Latino community is a serious concern and this forum will help shed a light on this critical issue,” said Jo Ann Jenkins, president, AARP Foundation.

At the Forum, AARP and Telemundo recognized Sister Joellen Tumas of Casa Catalina Catholic Charity as a Líder de Esperanza, an award created to celebrate individuals over 50 who are giving back to the Hispanic community in the area of hunger relief. “AARP is proud to be part of the NO MAS HAMBRE and Líderes de Esperanza program with LATINO Magazine and Telemundo,” stated Rocky Egusquiza, vice president of Multicultural Markets and Engagement at AARP. Events such as these are being held around the country leading up to the NO MAS HAMBRE Summit in Washington, DC on December 7.

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