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United Way Costa Rica Food Bank

United Way Costa Rica Food Bank

Asociación Empresarial para el Desarrollo, United Way in Costa Rica, works with 13 community partners and individuals to deliver food to high-need organizations in the community through the Banco de Alimentos (Food Bank). The Food Bank partnership underwent strategic and financial development in 2011. Through the partnership, more than five tons of food per week is delivered to 5,000 individuals in centers that provide care for senior citizens, infants, individuals undergoing drug rehabilitation, pregnant teen girls, orphans and indigenous people. In collaboration with funders, partner organizations, the local school and university, more than 2,200 volunteer hours have been dedicated to the Food Bank. With the support of additional partners, the Food Bank partnership will expand to support the needs of more people in the coming years, aiming to deliver 10 tons of food per week in 2012, and between 15 and 20 tons of food per week in 2013.