Mexico City /
The restaurant operator Alsea seeks that the soup kitchens that it created under its program “Goes to my account” no longer need the presence of the company to be operated.
Ivonne Madrid, director of the company’s foundation, said that in 2023 they managed to raise 45.4 million pesos to support 22 community centers, with the vision of them being self-sustaining.
“We are strengthening the strategy of strengthening the food bank (…) this 2023 collection is specifically for the operation of dining rooms with the main allies to the total capacities they have today.”
“We seek to ensure that our operating models are sustainable. Before opening more dining rooms, we want the current ones to become more sustainable over time,” he stated.
But this goal will take time because Alsea currently supports different types of soup kitchens, each of which has its specific needs.
He highlighted that by 2024 they expect growth “quite aggressive“, because being the 20th anniversary of Alsea Foundation in the country, they hope to promote greater collection.
They currently have 22 soup kitchens with the capacity to feed more than 6 thousand daily. girls and boysas they deliver approximately 1.4 million prepared dishes a year.
With the resources obtained last year through the donations of its clients and collaborators, Alsea will finance the entire operation by 2024 and also through their foundation they will give 1.5 percent of their net profit to have more investment and alliances in order to support the professionalization of the food banksas well as food rescue.
Madrid stated that the donation by clients represented more than 22 million pesosof the products with a cause are almost 16 million and 7 million of pesos are on the part of the collaborators.
As Alsea had previously announced, after the passage of Hurricane Otis in Acapulco Guerrerothey decided that the campaign “Goes to my account” will be extended for 15 more days and everything collected in that period will be sent so that Word Vision can help the victims.
“These aid projects are being finalized, but specifically we are going to address issues of sanitation and water supply,” he highlighted. Ivonne Madrid.