The BDA is a Civil Society organization, which started operations on June 16, 1991. Its main function is the management and distribution of food donated by companies and individuals, which are destined to the poor families of the State of Jalisco. The objective of the association is to contribute to the reduction of food insecurity affecting 1,299 million people in the State of Jalisco. The Food Bank emerged from the initiative of three Jalisco entrepreneurs *, who perceived that while a large amount of food in good condition ended up in the trash, thousands of families suffered serious inadequacies in their food. This situation encouraged them, with the support of Cáritas Guadalajara and the merchants of the Mercado de Abastos de Guadalajara, to form a civil association capable of recovering the food in good condition and taking it to the most needy. The operating model of the BDA was successful and inspired the creation of 59 similar banks in Mexico, which are grouped in Food Banks of Mexico A.C. (BAMX).

Currently, the BDA distributes food to more than 90,000 people, in the State of Jalisco and in a Municipality of the State of Nayarit. Each month, more than 30,000 food pantries are delivered annually to the beneficiaries thanks to the donations of the companies dedicated to the commercialization and / or transformation of food, as well as the agricultural areas of Jalisco. Carry out socio-economic studies, allocating food to those who, for justified reasons, can not adequately meet their food needs. On the other hand, the BDA has the administrative and audit measures, necessary to ensure that the donations reach their destination in a timely manner.

In addition to the direct delivery of food to communities, the BDA supports an average of 89 welfare institutions, which in turn support the elderly, orphans, or people who are in the process of being rehabilitated. Addictions and other causes of high value for society. Throughout its existence, the BDA has managed to mobilize more than 200 thousand tons of food to those who need it most and has worked in sensitizing society to promote solidarity with poor families and take advantage of the food that is wasted today.

HOW DO WE DO IT?

FOUNDERS

Ricardo Bon Echavarría

Originally from Culiacán, Sinaloa and has lived in the city of Guadalajara, Jalisco since his youth. From this very early age, he became aware of the social problems of our country and during his stay in the Minor Seminary of Guadalajara, he endorsed his interest in the homeless and a philosophy of helping others, which he followed during the different stages of his life. In collaboration with Don Everardo Cornejo Padilla and Don Luis Adolfo Orozco Fernández, in 1991, he promoted the Cáritas de Caritas Foods of Guadalajara A.C., which in 1997 became the Diocesan Food Bank of Guadalajara A.C.

Luis Adolfo Orozco Fernández (Q.E.P.D.)

He was born in the Federal District on November 30, 1925. In initiatives of a social and spiritual nature, he was the founder of premarital chats with his wife for 28 years. He participated actively in the Christian Family Movement and the National and Regional Diocesan Family Pastoral Team. He was Founder and President of the Diocesan Food Bank of Guadalajara A.C. And Promoter of the Mexican Association of Food Banks A.C., as well as the Jalisco Food Banks. For his valuable contribution to humanitarian causes and his outstanding business trajectory, the DIF System of the State of Jalisco distinguished him with the “Recognition of the Government of Jalisco to its Distinguished Senior Adults, 2008”.

Don Everardo Cornejo Padilla (Q.E.P.D.)

Don Everardo was originally from Valle de Guadalupe, Jalisco State, where he was born on October 6, 1926 and died on May 13, 2010. The success obtained as an entrepreneur is comparable to his performance in social assistance agencies between The ones that stand out: Caritas Diocesan of Guadalajara, as well as the Diocesan Bank of Food Guadalajara AC (BDA), of which he was Chairman of the Board of Directors and contributed significantly to its development. In other social causes, he distinguished himself as a tireless sponsor of programs and solidarity actions, such as El Nayar, highlighting his help to various asylums and other entities that dedicate themselves to giving attention to the vulnerable population.