Colonia Marquez de Leon
Some founding members of FANLAP began to help out with a program which provided breakfasts three times a week to school children of the “colonia” Márquez de León and held on the grounds of San José Obrero church. Believing there was a need for a dining room in an adjoining neighborhood (Laguna Azul), we called a meeting with residents of that colonia to see if they agreed. They expressed the desire for their children to receive a nutritious lunch.
Two generous donations were made through International Community Foundation to cover the costs of construction and a chain link fence around the property. We had the building constructed, and in September of 2003 the dining room was open for lunch.
The cooks—who since the beginning have been volunteer mothers who live in the community—continue to serve a nutritious lunch to the children from Colonia Laguna Azul and adjoining neighborhoods to this day.
Although FANLAP is not involved in the program in Colonia Marquez de Leon, breakfast is still being served there on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays. Since 2011, to augment that program, breakfast is served in the FANLAP dining room on Tuesdays and Thursdays.
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GALLERY: Breakfast Program 2011—The early years
contributions from the International Community Foundation