What we do?

The Foundation seeks to contribute to social development through the support and management of food to foundations that promote the integral improvement of the quality of life of underprivileged children.


Chris Ashenden


Natalia Toledo


Maria Adelaida Gaviria

Board of Directors



At the Da Alegria Foundation, we believe that every child has the right to grow up in a safe environment, to education and to a healthy and nutritious diet.

Five years ago, founder Chris Ashenden was invited to a foundation in the hills of the city of Medellin. The warmth and 70 hugs he received from the children touched him. Despite being very poor, the children were willing to give a lot of themselves and gave him a big welcome. Another thing that touched him was how small the children were. They just were not getting the proper nutrition. Nutrition is a very important thing and Chris believes that all children are deserving of it. Therefore, working together with the Athletic Greens team, Da Alegria was born with the intention of starting to provide food to underprivileged children.

Regulatory Decree 2150 of December 20, 2017 for NPOs.

Our Mission Statement

Our main mission is to organize and expand our efforts to contribute to improving the quality of life of children in poverty by providing them with good nutrition. Working with foundations that provide education, our goal is to provide one million healthy and nutritious meals to children in need in Colombia.

Our Vision

By the year 2024, we want to be a foundation recognized nationally and internationally for its commitment to reducing malnutrition among low-income children in Colombia.

Send us a message

Contact us at

  • Address: Carrera 24 DA No. 10 E 205 INT 707
  • E-mail: fundaciondaalegria@gmail.com
  • Phone: 300 672 6200
  • Hours of operation: Monday - Friday 8:00 am - 6pm Saturdays 8am - 12pm