“Feeding for life”: Strengthening the maternal-child bond from gestation and lactation

Colombia

Fundación Banco Arquidiocesano de Alimentos de Bogotá (Bogota Archdiocese Food Bank Foundation) was founded in 2001 to improved food security and nutrition for the most at-risk population in Colombia’s capital city, especially nursing mothers, children, youth and the elderly. The Food Bank receives food and supplies from companies, shops, industries, farmers and individuals. The Food Bank focuses on sorting, storing and distributing food responsibly, efficiently and equitably, guaranteeing that the products reach social organizations that work with the at-risk community.

Problem

The foundation has seen that young women in at-risk situations have not been able to develop psycho-emotional skills that would enable them to form a maternal bond with their child during gestation and lactation, which leads to consequences on proper child development.

Project

The project works to promote the commitment and bond between mother and child through trainings organized by the Food Bank to strengthen maternal-child care for holistic early childhood development.

Comunidad

50 pregnant and nursing mothers. 100 children between 0-2 years. 50 families associated with the mother-child gestation and lactation process.

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