At the Feed the Hungry center, installed a walk-in cooler for fresh produce and perishables. Implemented a second meal program in select full-day schools. Paid in full all remaining bond holders: Feed the Hungry became totally debt free.
Launched the new model of community participation: instead of building kitchens; we locate needy communities where there’s space at the school, and work with the school to make it functional and hygienic, and then provide the appliances, plates, pots, and pans. We ask the mothers for their help to participate in getting their children balanced meals. We conduct seminars and have two full time nutritionists out in the field not only measuring the children’s progress, but also conducting classes with the mothers.
Began new cooperative programs with Patronato Pro Niños and with the volunteer English teachers working in the community of Los Ricos de Abajo. Spun off the Garden Program into a separate, non-affiliated entity.
Opened a new school kitchen in Alonso Yañez Primaria and began providing six local charities with food supplies that they prepare themselves.