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Texting this one word connects the hungry to food with dignity

In the United States, food insecurity isn’t caused by a lack of food, but by a lack of access to the food available. It affected one in four households in 2019, and the COVID-19 pandemic only exacerbated the situation. Meanwhile, 96% of Americans have a cellphone. Bento is a text-message-based platform that connects people in need to prepaid meals at local restaurants and grocery stores.
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2 Latinx trailblazers on overcoming obstacles and finding your superpower

The Pew Research Center found that the U.S. Hispanic population in 2020 accounted for 51% of the entire U.S. population growth that year. Despite the stats, Black and Hispanic workers are the most underrepresented in the highest-paying and most influential positions and overrepresented in roles such as assistants and laborers. It comes as no surprise that the number of Latinx-owned businesses are booming as entrepreneurs are starting their own ventures. Host Chris Denson speaks with Christine De La Rosa, CEO and cofounder of The People’s Ecosystem, and Emmy award-winning journalist and president at The Futuro Media Group Maria Hinojosa to discuss their journeys.

2 Latinx trailblazers on overcoming obstacles and finding your superpower
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