The AMA Foundation designates the beneficiary entities of the 2020 Social Comedores project
The AMA Foundation has designated the beneficiary entities of the call for the Social Dining 2020 Project at a meeting of its Executive Committee, chaired by Dr. Diego Murillo.
This activity is part of the 2020 Action Plan of the Foundation and is aimed at financing entities that develop activities in dining rooms social services, food distribution, food grants, solidarity lunches / dinners, etc., among people with limited economic resources and / or at risk of social exclusion. As expected, the activity of soup kitchens has experienced a notable increase as a consequence of the crisis caused by the Covid-19 pandemic, which has caused the number of people who need to request help to cover their basic food and hygiene needs has increased considerably.
The beneficiary entities this year are the La Milagrosa Social Comedor, managed by the Daughters of Charity of San Vicente Paul de Almería; the Comedor del Carmen dependent on the Nuestra Señora del Carmen Parish in Zaragoza, and Cáritas de Ourense which, through its soup kitchen, distributes more than 400 daily rations 365 days a year.
The projects of the Asociación Ayuda una Paterna’s family in Valencia, which distributes cooked food to low-income families; the Asociación Manos de Ayuda Social for its project to distribute prepared food menus in the Vallecas neighborhood of Madrid, and the Children’s Food Bank of Cantabria for its project aimed at meeting the basic nutritional needs of children.
On the other hand, on August 31, the deadline to submit proposals for the VII Edition of Mutualista Solidario, an award that is endowed with 60,000 euros to be distributed among a maximum of 10 projects, with the aim of financing activities related to health care, disease prevention or the promotion of healthy lifestyles among groups at risk of social exclusion.
After reviewing the numerous petitions submitted by the mutualists, in the last quarter of 2020 The entities and projects awarded in this edition will be made public.
With these 2 projects, The AMA Foundation created in 2010 will once again exceed one hundred social activities and continues to promote the values of sustainable social and health development included in its founding principles.