CONEVAL (National Council for the Evaluation of Social Development) recently declared that “more people in Jalisco are short of enough money to buy food,” adding that “the number of poor, those who are deprived of their basic food and health needs” continues to rise.
As part of its “Food and Good Health for a Better Future” initiative, Proyecto Refugio, A.C. (PRAC) has successfully operated a free kitchen for over a decade, at its community dining hall, “Comedor El Refugio,” in the municipality of El Salto, Jalisco.
The facility provides daily nutritious hot meals for roughly 200 underprivileged children, senior citizens and single mothers in the local neighborhood. Though it primarily caters to these demographics, it is also open for anyone in a difficult situation who needs a hot meal.
For many of the children in this neighborhood, it is the only decent meal they get in a day.