Photo Friday: Our top 5 “kitchen party” photos!

Welcome to Photo Friday! Each Friday, we share photo collections of our favourite shots from our sponsor sites around the world.

Food and cuisine is an essential part of every culture around the world. At our sites, rising food prices from disasters, pandemics, inflation, and underemployment can make it difficult for families and schools to prepare filling, healthy meals. Thanks to donations from supporters like you, families at our sites are able to access essential nutrition, and partake in one of the most basic joys of life- cooking and eating together.

This week, we’re sharing our top 5 “kitchen party” photos from our sites. In these pictures, families, children, site staff and volunteers are having a blast preparing delicious meals. We hope you enjoy this tantalizing collection!

#5: Pizza prep in Paraguay

Many sponsored children attend the Open Center at our CMAVIL site in Paraguay after school for homework help, meals, and supervision. Sr. Miguelina and her young assistant, Brahio, are sifting flour in preparation to make pizza dough, a special treat!

#4: Perfecting perogies in Ukraine 

During the coronavirus lockdown, many people spent their time at home trying out new recipes and perfecting old favourites. In Ukraine, moms had the chance to teach their children the art of the perfect perogie.

#3: All hands on deck in Samar 

It’s all hands on deck at the Liceo de Bethlehem School at our Samar site in the Philippines. This Monday school lunch consists of chicken curry, potatoes and green beans, so the school cook has enlisted Mae Daryl and Jose, Chalice field workers, to help get the job done!

#2: Cooking for classmates in Mbinga 

The students at Nelson Mandela Secondary School benefit from the Chalice school nutrition program and a school farming program. They are grateful to have a hot meal every day at lunch time, especially since many of them walk up to six kilometres to attend school. At times when the budget is tight, students are responsible for doing the cooking. They are hoping to soon get more efficient stoves so that they spend less time away from classes.

#1: Tastes like chicken in Kawambwa 

Two women from the Mporokoso community often come to the convent of the Sisters of the Child Jesus to help out with cooking and laundry. The Sisters run St Odelia’s School for the Visually Impaired, a part of Chalice’s Kawambwa site in Zambia. It’s going to be chicken for lunch, in case you wanted proof!

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