This project will equip a community kitchen and a dining room for 50 disadvantaged elderly people in the slum areas of Gustavo A Madero in Mexico as a mechanism to improve their health and also to include them in activities that make them feel part of their community.
In the slum area of GA Madero in Mexico City, there are 128,000 elderly people, 69% of them do not have support to cover their nutritional needs -even though they have the right to it. Most of them live in exclusion -family abandonment, scarce resources, and insufficient government support- all of which place their welfare at risk. It is necessary a well-furnished community kitchen to provide 50 excluded elderls not only with nutritious meals but also with the opportunity to interact with others
FBH through its Community Center located in the slum area of GA Madero provides disadvantaged elderly people with groseries on a monthly basis, however seniors are still confined to their houses and groceries are not enough to cover nutritional needs according to particular illnesses they might have, instead of that, a community kitchen will be established so that depending on their dietary situations they have a nutritional meal every day, and also have access to community inclusion activities.
The community kitchen will provide 12,000 nutritious meals a year to up to 50 disadvantaged elderly people, who will also have the opportunity to participate in recreational activities with other people -such as yoga, handicrafts, ballroom dancing, etc. in order for them to spend their free time in a useful way in fellowship with other community members, which will contribute to improve their social and emotional welbeing.