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Life Imitates “Art In The Campo” with Feed the Hungry San Miguel

On St. Patrick's Day, March 17, Feed the Hungry San Miguel Board members celebrated the opening of “Art in the Campo” at the Farjardo de Bocas primaria school off the Salida A Querétaro. Fajardo de Bocas is the perfect example of a school where the director, teachers, parents and children have enormous pride. The buildings and grounds are meticulously maintained. Not a scrap of trash is in sight.

San Miguel de Allende, Mexico, May 17, 2012 --( Forty children sat under some large trees working on their current masterpieces. They were read poetry at the beginning of the class to stimulate their creativity. The group of kids was asked, "what the art program meant to them," and many hands shot up. Individually, the children responded with great enthusiasm. Then the beaming parents were asked, "what the program meant to them." Mothers and fathers--many who were shy, others obviously moved--said, "they were deeply grateful that their children had such a rare opportunity."

A large replica of a USD $2,000 check donated by Feed the Hungry San Miguel with financial support from Rosewood San Miguel de Allende was presented to fund children’s art programs for two years in three rural communities serviced by Feed the Hungry’s school meals program: Fajardo de Bocas, Pablo Colorado and Rancho Viejo.

The cheering started and was accompanied by wild leaping and applause. There will be a presentation and contest for all three ranchos in November that have "Art in the Campo" programs. People interested in volunteering on Saturday mornings or supporting this worthwhile program should contact Hannah Jarmain at or Rodolfo Fernandez at

Feed the Hungry San Miguel is a unique model for alleviating hunger among preschool and elementary children in San Miguel and surrounding communities by building and operating kitchens on state school property. Its’ Meals Program helps increase school attendance and improve learning retention through nutrition education classes, healthier food choices and improved diets. The organization provides nutritious meals to more than 4,000 children every school day of the year at a cost of nearly $0.60 cents per meal, or less than $3 USD per week, per child. For some of these children, it is their only meal of the day.
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