Mexico City, Oct 28 (EFE) .- The pandemic has increased food shortages in Latin America and especially in Mexico with a high percentage of the population in a state of vulnerability, according to data from the Food Bank of Mexico.
A total of 28.6 million people in Mexico suffer from some type of lack of access to food, that is, one in five Mexicans do not have access to three meals a day, explained this Saturday to Efe María Teresa García, director of the Network of Food Banks of Mexico.
Due to the pandemic and the previous situation that was already unfavorable for many, Mexico and Latin America have a high percentage of the population in a state of vulnerability with nutritional deficiencies.
To alleviate the deficiencies, García considers the interaction and collaboration between non-governmental organizations, authorities and the private sector essential, such as the Better Days initiative, created in 2006 by Kellogg with which it is intended to reach three billion people by 2030.
The network of 55 food banks in Mexico serves 1.8 million people and delivers “complete” packages that include material donations from the company.
Kellogg has donated nearly 2.4 billion food servings so far, reaching 3.2 million children through feeding programs.
“We have been able to rescue food from the field, arrive with producers who for some reason do not want (or can) not even increase their production due to its characteristics or prices,” said García.
The Network also focuses on children with the Healthy Backpacks program “for children of preschool and school age” with which they hope to deliver pantries with varied food that are complemented with school supplies throughout the 2021-2022 school year, both for students. children, as for mothers, fathers and caregivers.
Through Healthy Backpacks, they will reach 400 children, delivering 7,616 food packages and 76,190 breakfasts in the 190 days of the school year in Monterrey (in the northern state of Nuevo León) and Toluca (in the central State of Mexico), reported Edgar Nelo, Marketing Director for Kellogg Mexico.
Disclaimer: This article is generated from the feed and not edited by our team.