what we do
What is an "Olla Común?" Directly, this translates to "shared pot." To explain, it is is a soup kitchen organized and headed up by a group of neighbors who are looking for a way to feed their own families, and others in need, in times of crisis. Make a Miracle funded our first Olla Común on April 25th of this year in San Antonio de Padua. The idea spread rapidly throughout the neighboring communities. As of June 30th,
we are providing food for 13 communities.
Here is how it works:
community volunteers cook 2 meals a day, 7 days a week for their neighbors
hot oatmeal is served in the morning
the neighbors who can, share something for dinner: onion, celery, chicken etc.
they prepare and serve dinner for typically more than 100 people
Make a Miracle donates rice, spaghetti, oatmeal, cooking oil, lentils and sugar to the communities for the bulk of the food needed.
Approximately 1,435 families or 5,700 people have access to food.
We provide an average of 1,900 meals per day or 57,000 per month.
If you would like to help, click here.
$189 feeds an entire neighborhood twice a day for an entire week.