Entrepreneurs in Jalisco state, Mexico, have created a programme, ‘Jalisco Sin Hambre’ (Jalisco without hunger) designed to support the most vulnerable people through the Covid-19 crisis.
The programme was started in late April and aims to distribute 450,000 packages of basic grocery supplies during the next six months.
In the first two weeks, 40,000 packages of basic grocery supplies have been set up and are distributed daily and biweekly.
The initiative is part of the ‘Together for Employment and Jalisco's Economy’ initiative that is led by the private sector and has been joined by the Jalisco State Government, churches, trade unions, universities and Expo Guadalajara and various institutions.
“The spirit of this initiative is to come together for Jalisco, with no interest other than the common good,” said businessman Horacio Fernandez, leader of the project.
Jalisco Sin Hambre’s production line is located in Expo Guadalajara and the Governor of Jalisco, Enrique Alfaro, said: “We have already started this centre and we are going to do everything we can to be able to reach all the corners of Jalisco with the distribution infrastructure.”
Photo: Chairman of Expo Guadalajara, Guillermo Cervantes