Our Mission

Since 1995, our institution has dedicated itself to helping society’s most vulnerable children by addressing their primary need, access to healthy and nutritious food.

Through this support, along with instruction grounded in values of human dignity and care, we seek to give them the opportunity to develop and freely set life paths for themselves, so that they may flourish in their environments.


Our vision

To reach as many corners where there are communities living in extreme poverty as possible.

Our history and growth


1 dining room

15 children

We began serving 15 children daily in a church warehouse.


1 canteen

50 children

We were constituted as Comedor Santa María A.C.


1 canteen

200 children

The official dining room model was built in "Centenario".


2 canteens

380 children

A second "Ajusco" dining room is being built with the same concept.


3 canteens

880 children

A new dining room is being built in "Jalalpa".


5 canteens

1,300 children

Inauguration of the dining room in "Acopilco" and "Santa Ursula".


7 dining halls

1,900 children

The "Hornos" dining room is built and the first one outside the CDMX: "Mazahua".


9 dining halls

2,200 children

The "Cilantro" and "Lerma" dining room is inaugurated.


12 canteens

3,000 children

3 new dining halls are being built in the State of Mexico: "Chalco I", "Metepec" and "Chimalhuacán".


13 dining halls

3,400 children

Inauguration of the dining room in "Chalco II".


17 dining halls

4,700 children

4 new dining halls are built: "Araña", "San José del Rincón", Ecatepec I" and the first dining hall in the north of the Republic: "Parras".


21 canteens

6,200 children

Four more dining halls are opened in "Golondrinas", "Ecatepec II", "García" and we are starting to work in "Oaxaca".


25 canteens

7,300 children

We also opened "Vasco de Quiroga", "Observatorio", "Ek Balam" and "Saltillo".


27 canteens

8,000 children

2 new dining halls inaugurated in "Ecatepec Embajadas" and "Santa Catarina".


30 canteens

9,200 children

3 more kitchens are opened in "Pueblo de Santa Ursula", "Iztapalapa" and "Rancho Santa Inés" in Guanajuato.


31 canteens

9,800 children

We opened our first school canteen "Sedac".


33 dining halls

10,000 children

We opened dining halls in "Nuevo Laredo" and "Tepeji"
It was a year of many challenges for Covid - 19: we delivered food to our families.


33 dining halls

10,000 children

We deliver take-away meals to continue helping families in their homes.


33 dining rooms

10,000 children

We inaugurated our dining room in "Puebla"
The children came back to eat with us daily


33 dining halls

10,000 children

We continue to work every day to transform the future of thousands of children.

Our video remembering 25 years of work at Comedor Santa María!

Who do we serve?


We serve children from 4 months to 17 years old, pregnant and breastfeeding mothers.

Our only requirement is that they live in extreme poverty conditions.

We work in highly marginalized communities, most of them without access to basic services, such as water or electricity.

Our families have less than 2 dollars a day to fulfill the entirety of their needs. Their income does not even suffice for them to acquire the most basic food items.

To enroll our children in our programs, we carry out a meticulous screening process so that we may give preference to those with the greatest need.

Our enrolled families have a few monthly responsibilities:

Pay a weekly fee of $10 mxn (only those who can afford it).

To turn in 2 craft works focused on our education program

Attend 2 lectures

Help with dish washing twice a month

* Source: SAI Consultores with information from Comedor Santa María A.C., CONEVAL, INSP, CDC, ECOVID-ED and SESNSP.