Graduates of different programs of the CES University and the campaignTies that bring hopejoined forces in order to distribute prepared food to people living on the streets of Medellín in the midst of this quarantine that affects us all.
The initiative began on April 22 and aims to deliver 2,000 lunches that are purchased through contributions made through Vaki, a platform for financing collective projects, with an account of the CES University. To date, the amount has been collected to deliver 790 lunches.
“The idea came from a group of graduates who came to us with this idea of support and we joined. The University is in charge of the collection and administration of the resources, as well as the logistics and follow-up ”,said Tatiana Molina Velázquez, Head of Sustainability at CES University.
The graduate of the Faculty of Medicine and author of this initiative, Liliana Hernández Peña, spoke with the Links of the U Bulletin and told us how the idea came about.
“The initiative arose in a virtual meeting of the group of radiologists of Sura. A colleague told us that on his trips to the General Hospital he was seeing many people on the street. For my part, I knew about the CES initiative of street vendors and I proposed them to do this work and well, the University accepted and we began disseminating it through our personal networks”Hernández Peña commented.
The lunches are prepared by Juicy Luicy, a local restaurant that, despite the contingency, continued to support its employees and pay their salary. They design a balanced and complete daily menu, prepare it and are taken to theMonsignor Valerio Jiménez Homelocated in the center of the city, where 62 people are, street dwellers, who today are in preventive isolation and find in this place a space for rest, training and re-socialization.
From Monday to Friday, 62 lunches are prepared daily and delivered to the Home, directly by a transport company with whichTiesestablished alliances. People who are interested in providing a contribution should do so through the followinglink.