October 14th, 2012 – Members of at least 77,000 households in Costa Rica know what it feels to go to bed hungry, with economic and other situations preventing them from getting at least three meals per day.
As a result, the “Banco de Alimentos” (Food Bank), is leading a collection of food and supplies, in order to provide some assistance to these families. A total of 6,500 people will receive assistance, which is being organized in commemoration of World Food Day, celebrated on October 16th.
Fourty-two social and community organizations have selected the families that are to receive the non-perishable provisions.
Among those who have been chosen are 16 children’s lunch rooms, 8 rehabilitation centers that see both men and women, 4 centers for needy and indigent people, 2 organizations dedicated to assisting the indigenous population, 4 centers for elderly people, and 2 centers for child and teenage mothers.
The food collection campaign will be taking place until Tuesday, October 16th. You can donate non-perishable food and supplies at Pali, MaxiPali, Mas x Menos, Walmart and 55 offices of Grupo Mutual.