Diócese of La Dorada –
La Dorada Foodbank and COVID-19 Support Project
The Pastoral Social Caritas of the Diocese of La Dorada in Colombia has been helping the local people in La Dorada since 1984. The Diocese provides spiritual and social support as well as nutritional support through their food bank. It provides food for local kindergartens and soup kitchens that serve the poor in the area.
Poverty and lack of access to food has been a long-term problem in Colombia. 27% of the population is living in poverty. 7% living in extreme poverty. Lacking the most basic supplies for survival such as shelter, water and food. In rural areas this number of persons living in extreme poverty rises to 15%. The Diocese supports the persons that find themselves without the financial means to acquire enough food to feed their families.
The foodbank of La Dorada serves 200 families (over 700 persons) with food and basic hygiene supplies to ensure that all the members of the family are fed and cared for. Especially during this very trying time of the COVID-19 pandemic. Aside from their own foodbank they support the CORVOFI, a local foodbank, which serves 60 warm lunches every day to adults in poor rural areas. They also support the Restaurant of Padre Diego. This restaurant serves 300 warm lunches per week to adolescents, adults and elderly homeless people in the Dorada area.
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