A 2006 survey study conducted by Wake Forest University School of Medicine and several community-based organizations revealed food insecurity among Latino immigrant families in North Carolina to be between 35.6 and 41.8%, nearly double the U.S. average (Quandt et al., 2006).
I hope to come back to serve Vecinos in a different capacity, and so I won’t say “goodbye,” but rather “until next time!”
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FAW is especially important this year as our current Administration has pushed to destabilize existing immigration legislation and make it more difficult for farmworkers to live and work in the US without fear.
Migrant workers, particularly farmworkers, are at a disproportionately higher risk of injury and work-related health issues because they tend to fill low-paying jobs in dangerous working conditions.