On April 25th, Make a Miracle turned our focus from our traditional outreach to a much more basic one: FEED OUR PEOPLE. We began in one neighborhood (San Antonio de Padua) by providing the main staples for their "Olla Común", or "shared pot." An Olla Común is a soup kitchen organized and headed up by a group of neighbors who want to feed their families in times of crisis. Everyone puts their resources together to feed the entire community...an onion, some carrots, a chicken. We deliver rice, beans, oatmeal, pasta, potatoes, cooking oil, sugar and masks for their safety.
We started by feeding 100-120 people twice a day in one neighborhood. This has grown in a short time to an average of 1900 meals per day. This equates to over 57,000 meals per month based on June volumes. The average monthly MAM food purchase and delivery cost for the entire program is about $9800, or about 17 cents per meal. There are no words for their thankfulness in these desperate times.
If you would like to help, $189 feeds 100-120 people twice a day for an entire week. You can also deliver a food basket with school supplies to a family for only $15. Rice, beans, oil, oatmeal, sugar, potatoes. When the quarantine is lifted we will taper the amount of food until we feel they are able to feed themselves. We plan to help transition several of these temporary soup kitchens into permanent structures to help those in need.
Thank you for your support!