Ciudad Refugio in partnership with ChildCry (a ministry of Times Square Church in New York City) operates feeding programs providing nutritional meals and educational activities to more than 400 children weekly in 4 Colombian communities.
Our goal through the feeding programs is to feed hungry kids while introducing them to God and church in fun and creative ways.
Communities participating in the Ciudad Refugio feeding program are selected for their high level of vulnerability as well as their involvement with other Ciudad Refugio programs and missions projects.
Where we distribute food
Manantiales is the second largest camp of internally displaced personas in Colombia. Since 2015, Ciudad Refugio has provided meals and educational activities to more than 150 children weekly. A team of local volunteers works closely with the children providing mentoring support and encouraging their involvement in Ciudad Refugio´s weekend children and youth´s activities.
El Pomar is a vulnerable community adjacent to the neighborhood of Ciudad Refugio. Children in this community are at-risk of early school dropout due to the prevalence of local drug and gang activity. Since 2004 Ciudad Refugio has been involved in this community feeding children and conducting weekly interactive, educational activities.
La Fortuna is a rural, poor community located outside of the small city of Planeta Rica (five hours North of Medellin). Since 2010 Ciudad Refugio, in partnership with a local church, has provided weekly feeding and educational activities for 80 children.
Loma de Piedra
Loma de Piedra is a rural, poor community located outside of the small city of Planeta Rica (five hours North of Medellin). Since 2010 Ciudad Refugio, in partnership with a local church, has provided weekly feeding and educational activities for 100 children.
Feeding operations costs
Ciudad Refugio in partnership with ChildCry (a ministry of Times Square Church in New York City) feeds more than 400 children in 4 communities. ChildCry sponsorship covers direct food costs for these programs and Ciudad Refugio sponsors all other administrative costs including: rent, transportation, educational materials and volunteer expenses.
- Facility usage
- Bus transportation
- Educational materials
- Food (ChildCry)
- Volunteer expense