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Emmanuel Soup Kitchen: Feed 100 Kids For a Year

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Emmanuel Soup Kitchen is a community project located in the neighborhood of Santo Domingo, Medellín that provides 100 children with one hearty, nutritious meal every day. Living in what was once the poorest and most dangerous neighborhood in Colombia, these children rely on the soup kitchen for their only consistent source of food. While at the soup kitchen, the children also have the chance to learn English, Spanish and math, sing, dance and play with friends, teachers and volunteers. Founded in January 2021 in response to the COVID-19 pandemic, Emmanuel has created a nourishing and caring environment devoted to feeding these amazing children, providing them with education and instilling good values from an early age.

Obviously, feeding these children isn't free. It takes $1000 to feed all 100 kids every day for an entire month, so by reaching our $12,000 goal, we would be able to feed every single kid for all of 2022! Every dollar that is contributed to the fund will go directly to the soup kitchen and the lives of these incredible kids, whose smiles and affection touched our lives profoundly. We hope we can repay them in kind.


Facts about Emmanuel Soup Kitchen

- Located  in the neighborhood of Santo Domingo, Medellin, CO
- Founded in January 2021 in response to the financial hardship and reduced classroom sizes caused by COVID-19
- Operated by 5 full time volunteers from the neighborhood
- 100% funded by small, individual donations
- Started with 45 children and now supports 100 of them
- Provides one meal to all 100 children every day
- Supports the children and their parents with other essentials like shoes, clothing, glasses and medicine
- Reduced classroom sizes caused by COVID-19 restrictions resulted in the kids only going to school every other week, creating a gap in their education that the soup kitchen is filling with English, Spanish and math classes taught by local and international volunteers
- Children's ages range from 6 months to 14 years old
- Until 2002, Santo Domingo was considered the most dangerous neighborhood in Medellin and one of the most dangerous places in Latin America
- Since the installation of the metro cable in 2004 and the Spanish Library in 2007, Santo Domingo has been enjoying an economic and cultural rejuvenation



  • Denise Posso
    • $10 
    • 1 yr
  • Anonymous
    • $15 
    • 1 yr
  • Anonymous
    • $10 
    • 2 yrs
  • Anonymous
    • $200 
    • 2 yrs
  • Michelle Vandevens
    • $75 
    • 2 yrs

Fundraising team: Medellin Children's Foundation (5)

Christian Napolitano
Birmingham, MI
Tyler Cady
Team member
Sophia Wolf
Team member
Elena Di Federico
Team member
Lawrence Yen
Team member

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