On April 16 and 17, non-profit organization Feed the Hungry San Miguel kickstarted the operation of two new school kitchens in the rural communities of Salitrillo and San José de Allende, respectively.
In Salitrillo an already existing space in elementary school Pedro Moreno was adapted to function as a school kitchen. This was possible thanks to the financial support of a donor and thanks to the collaboration and support of the school principal, maestra Tania Ortiz Blanco. After exhaustive work and joint effort from the nutrition and operations staff of Feed the Hungry San Miguel, and thanks to the participation of two volunteer mothers who will perform the cooking, it will be possible to provide balanced, hot, tasty meals to 66 children every school day.
For the school kitchen in the community of San José de Allende, a generous San Miguel architect donated prefabricated structures, sinks, work surfaces and labor/supervision. An existing space was adapted as a kitchen and a dining hall was also built within the Ignacio Allende elementary school. Every school day 160 elementary school students and 50 kindergarten students from the same community will be fed. Thanks to the support of Mtra. Rosa María Hernández Santoyo, the school’s principal; and thanks to the participation of a total of 6 volunteer mothers, a paid cook, and the team from Feed the Hungry San Miguel.