One in four households can't eat three meals a day
By Lina Barrantes | Fundraising Coordinator
It is a known fact that food is the condition that has the most influence on health. In addition to its quality, the frequency of eating is also an essential factor for a healthy life. Three meals a day is a good supply of nutrients a body needs. Long intervals between meals provide adequate time for digestion. The latest survey conducted by the government showed that one in four Colombian households doesn't have access to three meals a day.
Millions of people, not only in Colombia but worldwide, regularly miss meals or reduce their portions. Unfortunately, food insecurity points to a catastrophic situation for families, as it puts them under mental stress and forces people to survive on the cheapest and least healthy calorie intake.
In the current evident economic and social uncertainty worldwide, the Bogota Food Bank continues its work to improve the living conditions of the most vulnerable families. Father Daniel, founder and executive director of the BAB, reiterates: "Today we want to thank the thousands of generous and supportive hearts that allow us to fulfill our task. Fifteen million Colombians are suffering from hunger, thousands of them children not only with chronic malnutrition but also with their rights infringed. Everyone must help them to have a healthy and dignified life".
Thank you for supporting our daily effort. Today, we invite you, once again, to walk with us and support our tasks to ensure that food in Colombia becomes a right and not a privilege.
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