Juárez university students feed poor kids

An unidentified student of the Universidad Autónoma de Ciudad Juárez loads canned food into a truck for delivery to a community kitchen that feeds poor children. (Photo courtesy Universidad Autónoma de Ciudad Juárez)

Food drive nets 2,800 cans for community kitchen

Universidad Autónoma de Ciudad Juárez

In order to raise students’ awareness of world food problems and strengthen solidarity in the fight against hunger, students at the Autonomous University of Ciudad Juárez collected food this month for a community kitchen in a poor outlying area.

They are students of the Guidance and Student Welfare at the institutes of Engineering and Technology, and Architecture, Design and Art.

Project coordinator Bertha Mussi said the food drive between Oct. 3 and Nov. 4 was organized in the framework of World Food Day. The food was delivered to Sembradores de Paz, or Sowers of Peace, a community kitchen in the colonia Anapra that feeds 100 children between 5 and 15 years old.

Students collected and donated 2,800 cans of nonperishable food through the UACJ event the called, “Comparte un Grano de Arroz,” or “Share a Grain of Rice,” Mussi said.

World Food Day was proclaimed in 1979 by the Conference of the United Nations and is celebrated on Oct. 16.

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