Delivery of Sweaters and Pantry Items
By Jade Arroyo
The first days of December, the local DIF delivered winter clothes like sweaters and blankets to rural communities, such as Rancho Nuevos Galvanes, Trojes de Belén, and San Martin de la Petaca.
The collection of clothing is done through the donation centers and the Suetertón
initiative, which aims to unite the efforts of the local communicators and press members within the local population to collect warm clothing for people of all ages living in surrounding communities who lack the means to purchase clothing adequate for protection against the cold temperatures that already have began.
The National Meteorological System announced that from October this year to May 2016, there would be 60 cold fronts in the country, which, as an average, will bring temperatures as low as 10 degrees Centigrade. As of November 18, 13 cold fronts were registered. The DIF also conducted the delivery of groceries to low income families, which will be happening throughout the month. In addition, community kitchens were conducted at several schools for children and for elderly people to combat malnutrition.