ArgentinaAt a first glimpse, Argentina seems to be the most “Western” country of Latin America but due to the 2000/2001 crisis and due to the huge cultural, geographic, social and historical differences of a 4 thousand km length country, you can notice the strong social inequities that caused the birth of interesting new realities, as workers’, women’s or unemployed people’s cooperatives that have found an original way of escape from the capitalistic model.
The urban reality of this experience is reflected in the 2 projects sustained by the project fee: the Food Bank that, since ten years approximately, recuperate and collect food to distribute it to little associations in Buenos Aires; Las Manitos is just a project that benefits from the Food Bank’s program. During the tours is also possible to sustain other projects directly, in La Boca district in Buenos Aires and in Rosario city.
Banco de Alimentos
The Fundatión Banco de Alimentos is a non-profit, private law corporate foundation whose aim is to become a bridge between those who are afflicted by hunger and those who wish to cooperate by means of a transparent and efficient channel that can guarantee that their donation will reach those who need it most.Leggi tutto
It’s a little organization founded by Rosa and Julián after the 2001 crisis with the goal to help the people of S. Martin neighbourhood. In the dining hall (comedor) several activities are fulfilled. In the morning it works as school for adults who want to finish high school. In the afternoon it becomes the neighbourhood’s after school youth centre where children can eat, do homework, play and wait for dinner.Leggi tutto
In the afternoon there are always from 3 to 5 volunteers working for over 200 people. In the night, children eat in the dining hall and the adults receive food that can bring home.