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Feeding those in need during COVID-19

At Hogar de Esperanza, we are currently providing emergency food support to more than 70 people each day during the COVID-19 crisis. From our on-site food bank, we provide targeted support packages to each individual or family requesting help, including day workers who now have no income, young mothers, the elderly, the homeless, migrants, and those with chronic illnesses. The City Homeless Shelter here in Cuenca receives regular assistance from our food bank to help get them through this difficult time. We currently have 34 people staying here at the foundation for whom we provide shelter and three meals per day. So far, we have served more than 4,125 meals since the COVID-19 crisis and lockdown began.

In addition, we are collaborating with Cuenca Solidaria, a program run by Cuenca’s municipal counselors targeting needy families with young children and seniors, to distribute daily bread and milk to 1,500 vulnerable families each week. We are also working with other foundations and groups, including Mujeres con Exito/Casa Maria Amor, the local hospitals and Casa del Migrante, to identify more of those in need of extra support right now.

To make a contribution in support our work helping those in need, you can donate online at: If you prefer to make a donation through bank transfer, please contact us for the account information. We can also arrange to pick up donations of cash or items. Thank you for helping us to help others – we could not do this without you.

Garry Vatcher: 099 094 7611. Call after: 6 AM.

City: Cuenca