Livier realized her passion for cooking when she was only 7 years old. She remembers that with the help of a stool, she was able to reach the kitchen counter, where she spent hours watching her mother work with traditional Mexican ingredients and utensils. That’s how she learned to make tortillas. It’s also where she started her culinary journey, preparing food for her 14 siblings, her parents and the occasional guest. Since childhood, Livier has known that she has a special relationship with food which makes her feel alive and connected to those she loves.
Years later and with six children to take care of, “I take advantage of everything that I receive in the distribution,” explains Livier.
This support has allowed her to continue preparing the meals that she loves. Each month, when she receives food from the pantry, Livier reflects about the cycle of generosity; for her, good food enables her to cook for her family through the loving act of kindness.