Catalyst For Giving

Here's how you can help Wells Fargo and Feeding America take on hunger in America this holiday season.
Dec 13, 2018 9:05 AM ET

As a child, Tim Rios remembers going food shopping with his parents. He and his siblings weren't allowed to enter certain aisles in the supermarket because the adults didn't want their children to get tempted by unhealthy snacks and especially food the family couldn't afford. "My parents worried all the time about getting enough healthy food on the table," Rios, whose family came to the U.S. from Mexico in the early ‘80s, says. "When I got married, for the first year, I would ask my wife for her permission to open a bag of chips."

Today, Rios is well-established in the corporate world, having spent 21 years at Wells Fargo and currently serving as the company's Senior Vice President of Community Relations. But he often comes into contact with families that worry about where their next meal will come from, something that affects one out of every eight Americans—and one out of every six households in the Latino community.

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