The Impacts of Proposed Fiscal Year 2018 Budget Cuts on the Latino Community

June 1, 2018
The Trump administration and Congress are proposing dramatic cuts to programs that promote economic opportunity and provide food assistance to hungry people. Photo: Bread for the World

To end hunger and poverty in the United States by 2030, our country needs to support a budget that improves the lives of men, women, and children.

Unfortunately, the Trump administration and Congress are proposing dramatic cuts to programs that promote economic opportunity or provide food assistance to some of the poorest families in the U.S.

These budget cuts would hit the Latino community particularly hard since Latino households are up to three times more likely to experience hunger and poverty. About 10 million Latinos, for example, rely on the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) to put food on the table.

In 2015, SNAP moved 2.5 million Latinos, including 1.2 million children, out of poverty

Tools
from our Resource Library

For Education

  • Election Resources

    One of the best times to raise the issues of hunger and poverty is during election campaigns. Engage candidates in your state/district on hunger and poverty using our elections resources.
  • U.S. Hunger and Poverty State Fact Sheets

    These fact sheets provide a snapshot of hunger and poverty in the United States and in each state plus Washington, D.C. 

  • Conflict and Fragility Are Hunger Issues

     Conflict is a main driver of the recent increase in hunger around the world and of forced migration. Hunger also contributes to conflict. 

For Faith

  • The Bible on Health as a Hunger Issue

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  • Unity Declaration on Racism and Poverty

    A diverse body of Christian leaders calls on the churches and Congress to focus on the integral connection.

    Dear Members of Congress,

    As the president and Congress are preparing their plans for this year, almost 100 church leaders—from all the families of U.S. Christianity—are...

  • In Times Like These … A Pan-African Christian Devotional for Public Policy Engagement

    This devotional guide invites deepened relationship with and among Pan-Af­rican people and elected leaders in the mission to end hunger and poverty.

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