A daily meal to change the lives of vulnerable children in Jalalpa (Mexico)

The Comedor Santa María (Santa María Canteen) provides nutrition and education to children with no opportunities in life

The Comedor Santa María (Santa María Canteen) provides nutrition and education to children with no opportunities in life The Comedor Santa María (Santa María Canteen) provides nutrition and education to children with no opportunities in life

Jalalpa is situated in the Álvaro Obregón Delegation in Mexico, an area that has been ravaged by drugs, poverty, loneliness and violence, in which 75% of children are living in a situation of food insecurity and lack the resources to be able to get enough nutritional food to allow them to grow and develop normally.

The Comedor Santa María offers a daily meal to these young children living in vulnerable situations, which includes everything they need to grow, with iron-rich meals and sufficient energy content according to their age group.

Once the children are no longer hungry and their physical development is progressing normally, the canteen works on their education, supporting them to help prevent them from dropping out of school and in order to instill values in them in order to reduce violence and boost their resilience.

510 people - children from birth to 14 years old, pregnant mothers and breastfeeding mothers, visit this center on a daily basis. In addition to food, peace and security, the center also offers them the chance of a brighter future.