The Maestro Cares Foundation makes this project possible through a donation of $150,000 to Boys &Girls Clubs of Puerto Rico
The program has been a solution to all of these challenges, helping our vulnerable communities meet their nutritional needs since 2020 so we were able to distribute grab-and-go meals to our participants and families, helping with the financial burden created by the accumulated emergencies during the Covid pandemic.” added Carrasquillo.
For his part, Henry Cardenas, co-founder of Maestro Cares Foundation, said that “on behalf of Marc Anthony, of our Maestro Cares Foundation, and on my behalf, we express our pride in being part of this project and of being able to have a positive impact on the lives of youth in Puerto Rico.
81% of the families of Boys & Girls Clubs of Puerto Rico’s participants have an annual income of less than $15,000. Living in poverty means that our children and youth grow up in families that do not have sufficient income to cover their basic needs for quality education, food, health services, transportation, among others. As a result, they do not develop the necessary skills to meet their personal and professional goals, which would allow them to lift themselves out of poverty. In Puerto Rico we see low-income families and youth trapped in this cycle, generation after generation, surviving month after month. Together, we can make a difference, improve their conditions and feed the future of Puerto Rico.
For those who wish to contribute to the BGCPR food program and help ensure that every child and young person in the entity’s 19 service centers has access to adequate food, you can make donations through donate.bgcpr.orgor through of ATH Móvil using pATH/BoysandGirlsClubsdePR.