Feed the Hungry San Miguel Achieves a Milestone

La Medina

By Donna Fullerton

Feed the Hungry San Miguel just opened a new school kitchen in the community of La Medina—making a total of five new installations this year. The organization is now feeding the less fortunate in 40 locations in the San Miguel municipality! The support includes not only ingredients for meals but also nutrition, hygiene, and cooking classes for school cooks and mothers in 34 communities. An estimated 925,000 meals will have been served in 2017.

As a result, families eat better at home as well, and they are able to send more of their children to school because their economic burden is now a bit lighter. In addition, there is a greater prospect of being lifted out of poverty through educated sons and daughters.

#40: [1] La Medina

La Medina is a community located on the road to Los Rodríguez. At the Feed the Hungry school kitchen, 45 students at the Mexico Creo En Ti primaria and 20 students at the Comunitario preschool will now receive a hot, nutritious lunch every school day.

Rancho Don Bosco, a large dairy operation and partner of Grupo Alpura, also located in La Medina, has been donating 180 liters of milk to Feed the Hungry San Miguel every week for eight years. This very generous organization not only provides employment for many local residents, they also encouraged Feed the Hungry to open a school kitchen in the community.
“Realizing the needs and the living conditions that people face, sometimes you have no idea how close to home this need is, and this is one of the factors that inspires you to continue supporting organizations such as Feed the Hungry. I think it’s a collaboration one is obligated, socially speaking, to provide help to however we can.”  Silvia Pasqualli, general manager of Rancho Don Bosco.

“This Is All I Get to Eat Today”

At another Feed the Hungry kitchen, in Pozo de Balderas, as many as 149 children are served meals every school day.

In a recent interview with the primaria school principal, she confirmed that the healthy meals give the students the energy they need to learn. The kids love the food and are always asking what time the recreo (recess) is because they arrive to school very hungry.

She said that she will never forget the time when, after watching one of the boys eat several servings of lunch with great enthusiasm, she remarked, “Wow, you eat so well!” To which the boy replied, “This is all I get to eat today, so I better eat a lot!”

To learn more about Feed the Hungry San Miguel, please visit feedthehungrysma.org.

 

Feed the Hungry San Miguel

✓    School kitchens supported: 34

✓    Charities supported: 6

✓    Pounds of food delivered weekly: 2,000 plus

✓    Miles driven weekly by volunteers: 1,000 plus

✓    Meals served every school day: 4,300 plus


 

what is this #40?

 

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