International Food Festival, Cuenca’s biggest fundraising event of the year, supports palliative and hospice care services at Fasec

Feb 6, 2020 | 0 comments

In 2019, the Cuenca International Food Festival served more than a 2,000 meals at the Mall del Rio convention center and organizers expect just as many, if not more, for the 2020 edition on Sunday, February 9.

Servers at last year’s International Food Festival.

The festival, in its 25th year, supports the work of Fasec (Cancer Patient Service Foundation). Originally created to help cancer patients, Fasec has recently expanded its services to provide palliative and hospice care for those suffering from a variety of chronic illnesses. The move into palliative and hospice care has been assisted by the U.S.-based Care Partners International, which has provided training by U.S. medical professionals to the Fasec staff.

The festival features meals prepared by expats from Germany, Argentina, Chile, the United States, Colombia, Spain, Italy, Mexico, Switzerland and France, as well as Ecuadorian dishes donated by local restaurants and gastronomy schools. Organizers say there will plenty of vegetarian options as well as a multi-national dessert table.

Fasec President Lourdes Jerves says that all proceeds from the event goes to support the services of the foundation and to maintain the clinic at on Av. Diez de Agosto between Agustín Landivar and Emiliano Crespo.

Food festival doors open at 12:30 Sunday.

CuencaHighLife

Expat Community News

Dani News

Google ad

FAAN News

Veronica Arpi News

Fund Grace News

Google ad

Hogar Esperanza News

The Cuenca Dispatch

Week of February 25

Cuenca Finally Gets to Experience Van Gogh Like Never Before.

Read more

Ecuador lost just over a million hectares of forest formations in 38 years.

Read more

Drone Plants 1,500 Trees in 15 Minutes to Combat Deforestation.

Read more

Gypsy News

Subscribe to our newsletter

Cuenca High Life offers on-line publications, local translated news, and reports about the expat life and living in Ecuador. 

You have Successfully Subscribed!