Let's make the world a better place one free lunch at a time.

by Daisy Shlakman

Supporting: 1 Week for 1 Year - Fasting for Food Funds for All Together Foundation



This is my 4th year fasting for funds for Konojel Community Center a project of the All Together Foundation.  It is a great joy in my life to work with this organization and improve the lives of indigenous mayans.

Since 2011, Konojel has served more than 75,000 nutritious lunches in San Marcos La Laguna, Sololá, Guatemala. We provide a hearty lunch every weekday to 65 of the most at-risk individuals in town -- children, pregnant and nursing mothers, and elders who are often overlooked at home when food is scarce.

Konojel’s daily lunch program works to strengthen and stabilize the weakest members of an impoverished community in which nearly 7 in 10 children suffer the effects of chronic malnutrition. The food served at Konojel represents a tremendous improvement in the diet of those who eat there. The menu includes fresh vegetables grown in our organic gardens, both cooked and raw in salads, proteins, superfoods, and many other components of a balanced diet. The goal is to include as many vitamins and minerals as possible, which are lacking in the typical diet of our beneficiaries and are the main cause of chronic malnutrition.

The daily lunch program is our oldest and most established program, and all money raised in this fundraiser will support the costs associated with creating and serving lunches. Our goal of $30,000 is $6,000 over the current costs to run this program each year. If we reach this goal, the extra money will be used to increase the amount of protein used in our menu. Additional protein from locally-sourced eggs and chicken will provide further growth and benefit to Konojel members.

Donations of any amount are greatly appreciated. If you would like to join our liquid fast, click the "Become A Faster" button and share your page with your friends, family, and online network. We have an incredible schedule of events, workshops, and classes planned for those fasting for funds in San Marcos.

Konojel means "All Together” in Kaqchikel, the Mayan dialect spoken in San Marcos La Laguna, Guatemala. That’s exactly what we do -- bring people together to do incredible things. Help support our work by participating in our fundraiser, donating, or volunteering with us.

If you would like to donate through PayPal, payments can be made to [email protected] Just include a note for the person you would like your donation to support.

Konojel is a project of The All Together Foundation, a registered 501(c)3 nonprofit EIN 47-2522190.

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