Tuesday, April 8, 2008

Food in all forms

In December when Angel Covers was awarded a grant from the Vista Hermosa Foundation to expand the lunch program at Humble Hearts, we were thrilled. Previous to this, only the sponsored children and 40 lucky others were given lunch each day. The remaining 100 children weren't always able to bring lunch to school, and frequently went hungry.

Part of this grant included providing the children with a nutritional supplement. Enough funds were received to give the children extra food once a week. For these children, it was like winning the lottery. Although we tried to get many different supplements to the children, we finally decided to purchase Ensure and give the children a cup a week. Each 8 oz. cup is packed full of vitamins and minerals, not to mention all the extra calories they need to make it through the day.

We are working hard applying for additional grants so the children will be able to have a glass of Ensure each day, and we can mix it with milk instead of water to boost the nutritional and caloric value.

Our tummies feeling full is a normal occurrence. To these children, it's like a present each and every day.

1 comment:

Ernie said...