Provide FOOD to 120 underprivileged kids

by Banco de Alimentos de Bogota
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Provide FOOD to 120 underprivileged kids
Provide FOOD to 120 underprivileged kids
Provide FOOD to 120 underprivileged kids
Provide FOOD to 120 underprivileged kids
Provide FOOD to 120 underprivileged kids
Provide FOOD to 120 underprivileged kids
Provide FOOD to 120 underprivileged kids
Provide FOOD to 120 underprivileged kids
Provide FOOD to 120 underprivileged kids
Provide FOOD to 120 underprivileged kids
Provide FOOD to 120 underprivileged kids
Provide FOOD to 120 underprivileged kids
Provide FOOD to 120 underprivileged kids
Provide FOOD to 120 underprivileged kids
Provide FOOD to 120 underprivileged kids
Provide FOOD to 120 underprivileged kids
Provide FOOD to 120 underprivileged kids
Provide FOOD to 120 underprivileged kids
Provide FOOD to 120 underprivileged kids
Provide FOOD to 120 underprivileged kids
Provide FOOD to 120 underprivileged kids

Malnutrition is a wake-up call to those who want to respect life in Colombia. Hunger denounces inequality and is a heartbreaking image of the extreme poverty many people face in our country. In 2021, more than 560.000 Colombian children – under five- suffered from chronic malnutrition, and 21 million people couldn't afford three daily meals.

We must give our children the nutrients their bodies need to stay healthy, active, and strong. In Colombia, the only daily food many children receive is the one they get at their daycare center or school. For this reason, the driving force behind this program is to guarantee food security for the most vulnerable and precious: our children.

From zero to five years of age, a child who does not receive the essential nutrients would grow less, learn more slowly, and won't develop to its fullest. Our goal is to provide meals that include all food categories in the required quantity according to the nutritional recommendations for the age range. Meals are of good quality and defined according to Colombian traditions. The meals served at schools or care centers are usually for kids whose parents are working long hours and can't take care of all the needs of their children.

We are very grateful for the kind hearts of our donors who, through GlobalGiving, joined in with acts of generosity and solidarity to transform the lives of Colombian children.

Thank you for supporting the Bogotá Food Bank and being part of this crusade against hunger. Our daily task is to ensure that food in Colombia becomes a right and not a privilege.

To learn more about our job, please visit us at: www.bancodealimentos.org.co

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Hunger is an evil that hundreds of Colombian families face daily with uncertainty and anguish, snatching the well-being of those who suffer from it.

Fabián is one of many young people who has grown up in poverty belts, where unsatisfied basic needs and informal employment do not allow them to progress.

He lives in Bogotá, in the La Estrella neighborhood of Ciudad Bolívar. A year ago, he began to study for a technical degree, hoping to have a better future for himself and his family and wishing for a better job to improve his quality of life. A simple challenge for many, but a huge one for him because he has to take care of getting food daily for his family, along with his educational responsibilities.

Through this specific project and with the support of GlobalGiving donors, like you, The Bogotá Food Bank supports more than 900 people through 14 institutions settled in vulnerable city areas. We bring them balanced and healthy food baskets once a month so that thousands of young people and families can remain and succeed at school. They can wish for a better and decent job that will improve their quality of life forever while looking for better opportunities and not only for a plate of food daily.

In the name of thousands of young people who dream of a better future and their families, we want to thank you infinitely for your donations. Being part of this crusade against hunger can help us guarantee that food in Colombia becomes a right, not a privilege.

We invite you to keep supporting us for a better tomorrow for our children and their families.

#TogetherAgainstHunger

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This is Edwin Alejandro, he is 10 years old and Maria Camila, his sister is 6 years old. They live in the Antonio Ricaurte´s neighborhood of Villavicencio, Colombia. During the COVID-19 pandemic they had to go through many difficult times. He told us that sometimes his mother could only give them a glass of water sweetened with sugar cane. The pandemic and isolation increased hunger in the country and Edwin Alejandro and his family are an example of the situation many children had to face in many places around Colombia. The food packages that the Bogota food Bank provided were the only support they received to survived. Nowdays, that his mother can go out to work, even if it is an informal job as a street vendor, she can bring some money to the family. They live in such an extreme poverty that even on the best days they can only have two meals a day.

To make things worst, this neighborhood suffered not only the COVID pandemic but the winter season came with floodings that damaged most of their belongings and left houses partly ruined. By destroying property, dwellings, infrastructure, livelihoods and productive capital these families were left on a very fragile social condition.

Thanks to your support el Banco de Alimentos de Bogotá provided food packages to Edwin´s Family and to other 190 families in that same neighborhood. Our goal is to get a plate of food in the home of all these families that otherwise won’t have one. On behalf of all of them we give you a heartily thank you, your generosity has benefited dozens of children and their families.

The fight against hunger, this silent and invisible evil that afects the vulnerable, requires the effort and support of many, and the social determination of all. That is why, at the Banco de Alimentos de Bogotá, we don’t only nurture bodies and feed hopes, but we also mobilize all the people of good heart and social awareness.

We invite you to keep on supporting us for a better tomorrow for our children and their families.

Please stay tune for the next project to keep on supporting more colombian families that are counting on you.

#TogetherAgainstHunger

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“Once upon a time there was a country, where one day the sky drop and drop that much that its people had to live squatting. Those were very difficult times, until one day one person, and then another one, and then a hundred and then thousands began to push to lift the sky again. Today, EL SALADO has raised itself and became great again, thanks to the support of many and the amazing hard work of its people”. El Salado is these days a symbol of forgiveness, reconciliation and strength of Colombia and its people.

We are very proud to say that with your ongoing support we have been able to support these community during the months in which the COVID has impacted very hard, leaving the poorest in even worst conditions.

Your donations allowed us to send food packages and personal care items to more than 300 families in El Salado that would otherwise go to sleep on an empty stomach. But there is still so much need in El Salado, a little village 890 kms north of Bogotá. They are in continuos need of food to cover their very basic needs and they are counting on you for it. Our main objective is that food access becomes a right not a privilege in our Colombia.

Please keep on supporting us and lets continue #TogetherAgainstHunger

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Thousands of solidarity acts, which in the midst of the pandemic have reached hundreds of people in vulnerable sitution, have been a symbol of hope despite the chaos and fear caused by the sanitary emergency.

We are very glad to know that all of you, our donors, are brighting up the hearts of Colombian people, trough grains of rice.

So far, 36.000 kids and families with household food insecurity and malnutrition have benefited from diverse food suplies to guarantee their optimal and adequate nutrition, along with the feeling of joy and happines in their hearts that a great meal always produce.

Thanks donor friends for your hospitality and kindness with the people in poverty, hand in hand with The Food Bank of Bogotá. Without you it would not be possible to help 118 kids and their families. Thanks for your commitment in bringing a grain of rice to gladden the lives of so many people who need it.

Eventough we have had quite satisfactory results, we must continue to fight together “Against Hunger” with joy and hope that what we are sowing, we will reap abundantly.

You are just one click away! We invite you to donate with a clicK, and help a child from $25 USD. We encourage yo to share this project with your friends, neighboors and anyone who has the desire to doante and make a child happy with a grain of rice. 

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Location: Bogotá - Colombia
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Diana Patricia Romero Gamboa
Bogota, Colombia
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