Breakfast in Honduras
Working alongside our ChildCARE Plus sponsorship team, we are helping boys and girls who do not have enough food at home and are missing important nutrients for their development. The food is prepared by volunteers and handed out to children each morning before school!
When schools closed in 2020 and remained closed in 2021 due to COVID-19, we could no longer feed the children at school. Through creativity and the tenacity of our partners, breakfast for children in Honduras was delivered in a different way!
Parents from these preschool and kindergarten classes were able to come to our partner’s local centre in Honduras, where they were given classes on nutrition. They were sent home with a two-month supply of a nutrient-enriched breakfast cereal and fresh fruit. Each food package included reminder notes on how to cook the cereal and tips on how to change the flavour. They also received devotionals, scriptures and notes of encouragement from local staff!
As children return to school, we are feeding over 820 sponsored children each morning. We are working with children from areas of high urban poverty – 70% of which come from families where a single mother cares for her children on less than five dollars a day.
With your support, more children can receive food at school and have a greater ability to learn and grow.