With the aim of reinforcing assistance to families and elderly people in vulnerable situations in Argentina, AMIA distributed 1,100 food cards. The aid is intended for beneficiaries of the institution’s Social Service, the Tzedaká Foundation, Chabad and Guemilut Hasadim.
The cards were delivered after the signing of the agreement that the entity made with the Secretariat for Social Inclusion of the Argentine Ministry of Social Development. The program provides for different lines of help to be able to assist those who today are suffering more severely from the impact of the health and social crisis.
“The population that will receive the aid will be able to use the magnetic card enabled for the purchase of food products in various adhered businesses in their area of residence,” they explained from the Social Programs area of AMIA.
Since the pandemic was decreed and the social demand began to grow exponentially, the institution is working in a coordinated and networked way with other community organizations, to respond to the most urgent needs. “Our priority continues to be to provide solutions to the needs of the people who are most vulnerable to the impact of the pandemic, mainly children and the elderly,” said Ariel Eichbaum, president of AMIA.
Ariel Eichbaum, the president of AMIA
On a daily basis, the institution sends food and medicine to homes through a distribution system specially planned for this emergency. Likewise, the line of economic subsidies for the most vulnerable population was increased and a series of agreements with different areas of the Argentine State remain in force.
In the words of Fanny Kohon, Director of Social Programs at AMIA, all the work carried out from her sector is focused on providing answers and promoting opportunities to achieve equity and inclusion. “For this reason, we reinforce all our social projects, we consolidate joint work with other Jewish organizations in the country, and we guide people so that they can access the benefits that the State offers them,” he concluded.