Food is an everyday necessity and one that often times children in Haiti go without. Our admitted patients at the St Damien Hospital receive three meals a day. This keeps them energized and gives them the proper nutrition they need to recover while they are under our care.
Last year there were over 3,400 patients admitted to the hospital, all with varying lengths of stay. This is the group of children that this project aims to support once again.
Patients receive a morning breakfast typically consisting of some type of potato porridge, oatmeal, bread, milk, etc. Another meal is served at noon for lunch and includes such foods as chicken, rice, blé with sauce, corn porridge, beans, and vegetables. Finally, dinner is served at around 4 or 5 o’clock and is similar to lunch in the variety of food served.
Sometimes there are parents that also benefit from our hot meals at noon. In many of these cases the parents have traveled far and do not have the ability to return home to get food or the finances necessary to purchase food.
Please help us to continue providing quality meals for recovering children, giving them the energy they need to be well again.
If you have any questions about this project, please contact your nearest fundraising office. Click "Sponsor Project" to give an online donation. We are very grateful for any amount you can donate.
Note: the project cost includes a 10% premium to support the general needs of NPH and its children.
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