We are happy to share the final progress of Ayo’s latest initiative for FAR’s soup kitchens. Thanks to the successful campaign led by the Ayo! team, new kitchenware has been purchased for three of FAR’s soup kitchens, as well as an entirely new oven for the FAR-BAFA soup kitchen in Berd city of the Tavush region.
Malnutrition is a significant issue among the economically vulnerable groups of Armenia’s population. To address this problem, FAR began implementing a nutrition assistance program in 1995. The program benefits men and women of retirement age as well as large families in precarious financial conditions.
Every weekday, soup kitchens within the program provide a nutritious meal consisting of soup, a main course, bread, and juice or tea to every single beneficiary. Until recently, three soup kitchens in Berd, Gyumri, and Yerevan were lacking enough basic kitchenware to ensure a dignified meal for the roughly 500 people who seek nutritional help each day. The Berd soup kitchen needed a replacement oven as well.
With generous support from the ACYOA Juniors of Holy Trinity Armenian Church from Cheltenham, PA and the youth of the St. Mary Armenian Church Sunday School in Costa Mesa, CA, Ayo! and FAR were able to ensure better conditions for needy citizens of Armenia. Thanks to all those who supported Ayo! and FAR, these soup kitchens Armenia to lead a life of dignity and respect.