Emergency COVID Food Relief Icacos ACA Mexico
Colonia Icacos, ACA Metro, Guerrero Mexico
This food kitchen is adjacent to the elderly and homeless family shelter that Rotary eClub One Rotary Club of Acapulco Icacos, which the Club inaugurated in April of 2019. The eClub built out the entire interior of what had been an abandoned monastery for nuns and furnished the facility. This project was highlighted in the glossy Rotary Magazine of Mexico.
This emergency food program, and all of our related programs in the region, primarily benefit the poor and displaced members of the Icacos Colonia in the already impoverished area of Acapulco, Gro., Mexico, which has been doubly devastated by the pandemic. The kitchen, which on a normal day, feeds dozens, is now feedings hundreds of families who have been devastated by the lack of work and economic dislocation caused by the pandemic shutdowns. Viral spreading and nationwide lockdowns one Mexico have been especially pervasive and damaging. The kitchen has arranged to provide prepared meals for hundreds of community members, who line up outside with masks and distancing to receive pre-prepared meals. The kitchen has expanded its space to accommodate even more needy persons in the community, particularly as they line up six feet apart.
The following are some photos of our Mexico food kitchen, which is called a comedor in Spanish, feeding members of the Icacos community near Acapulco, all of whom are being devastated by the lack of work and economic dislocation caused by the pandemic shutdowns.
All are safely and responsibly distanced, with food distributors wearing masks and shields. All meals have to be prepared, as opposed to the typical buffet- or soup-kitchen style of service. Food being sent to entire households, with typically one or two family members coming to collect for the whole household.
Ivans has arranged to provide prepared meals for many people, who line up outside with masks and distancing for typical meals. This is already a poor community, but they have expanded the space for the food kitchen to accommodate even more needy persons in the community.