Disaster Recovery- Elders, San Antonio Puerto Rico

by Proyecto La Nueva Esperanza, Inc
Disaster Recovery- Elders, San Antonio Puerto Rico
Disaster Recovery- Elders, San Antonio Puerto Rico
Disaster Recovery- Elders, San Antonio Puerto Rico
Disaster Recovery- Elders, San Antonio Puerto Rico
Disaster Recovery- Elders, San Antonio Puerto Rico
Disaster Recovery- Elders, San Antonio Puerto Rico
Disaster Recovery- Elders, San Antonio Puerto Rico
Disaster Recovery- Elders, San Antonio Puerto Rico
Disaster Recovery- Elders, San Antonio Puerto Rico
Disaster Recovery- Elders, San Antonio Puerto Rico

Project Report | Mar 10, 2014
Food Program for the Elderly

By Eva Arce | President, Board of Directors

Food Purchased
Food Purchased

The last donation received was very useful.  We were able to pay the gasoline for the two offical vehicles used for the meal distribution to the elderly.  We also bought a variety of food:  meat, rice, beans, vegetables, salt, oil, vinager, etc.  This allowed us to provide the elderly over 60 years old of a balance meal during weekends.  Most of our participants receive food coupons of aproximately $112 monthly and others a minimum amount from the Social Security.  Due to this low  income the variety of their meals is limited.  We briefly interviewed some participants to get their inputs regarding the food program.

Participant#1 who has asthma and her son Participant# 2 who has diabetes and high blood pressure live together and are in the program since two years ago.  They told us:  "With our low income we have to pay for our medicines and food among other expenses.  The meal program has lowered our expenses a little, otherwise we couldn't affort them all.  We are very happy with the service."

Participant# 3 said:  "I've been a participant since last year and I like the food a lot.  My menu was very limited and now I've been able to have a variet menu, a well balance meal."

Participant# 4 told us:  "I live alone and receive food coupons, used to cook a little, mostly can food.  The service I receive from the program is very good."

We are pleased to know that thanks to our efforts and the donors help we are able to provide the elderly some of their needs.

Food in storage
Food in storage
Participant# 1 and her son Participant# 2
Participant# 1 and her son Participant# 2
Eva Arce (Board of Directors) and Participant# 3
Eva Arce (Board of Directors) and Participant# 3
Participant# 4
Participant# 4
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Organization Information

Proyecto La Nueva Esperanza, Inc

Location: San Antonio, Puerto Rico - Puerto Rico
Facebook: Facebook Page
Project Leader:
Xiomara Méndez-Ruiz
San Antonio , Puerto Rico
$60,055 raised of $100,000 goal
 
1,106 donations
$39,945 to go
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