Following an evaluation of the nutritional needs of the children that Feed the Hungry San Miguel serves; the nutrition staff develops appropriate menus and recipes. Women from each village are hired and trained as cooks in 22 school-kitchens. In the four additional school-kitchens a small group of mothers volunteer to operate the kitchens. Both paid staff and volunteer cooks receive continuous on-the-job training related to meal preparation, nutrition, and kitchen hygiene.
Kitchen supervisors visit the school kitchens weekly to inventory foodstuffs, write up the weekly delivery orders, and inspect the kitchens for compliance with hygiene and sanitation standards. A great deal of attention is paid to making the nutritionally balanced meals as tasty as possible to encourage a child’s enthusiastic acceptance of healthy eating habits and new foods.
Feed the Hungry carefully selects the local sources for the purchase of its foodstuffs – meat, poultry, fresh fruit and vegetables, dairy products, and dry goods – to ensure quality, fair pricing, and reliable availability. It is estimated that on an annual basis, over 30 tons of foodstuffs are transported to the warehouse facility and delivered to 26 school locations and 6 local charities on a weekly basis.
ONE MILLION MEALS
Please help us provide even more nutritious school meals to the poorest of the poor. We aim to reach the one million meals mark in 2017!
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