April 27, 2020

Emergency Food Project

A Little Help Goes a Long Way

We are providing foods staples like corn, beans and rice to 450 people in the communities near The Mountain School

Much needed food

COVID-19 restrictions in Guatemala are severe. Travel between Departments is forbidden. A 6PM – 4AM curfew is in place, and quarantine is being observed. All bus and pickup transportation has been suspended. Mask wearing is mandatory and enforced by the military. People in the Mountain School communities can’t get out to work or to a market for food. With the School closed, there is no income for the women who host students nor the staff at the school. The situation is dire. You can help keep these families going until they are able to get back to work and school.

Food Project Progress

People Fed

5,000 lbs
Food Delivered



Community Effort

Unloading the truck

La Montaña Fund collaborated with staff at PLQ in Xela to identify the best way to help the families. We bought food staples that could be delivered easily and provided them to every family in the communities of Fátima and Nuevo San Jose. Carlos Sánchez of PLQ was the hero who organized the entire purchase and delivery of the food.

A Huge Thank You

Your help means more to us than you can ever imagine

Thank you to each and every one of you who made this possible

All the families are super happy and very, very appreciative of your help

Food Baskets

Everyone pitched in to divide the food

Each family receives staples to last 3 weeks. They were beyond happy to get this unexpected help from friends elsewhere.
– 9 lb Corn
– 2 lb Beans
– 2 lb Rice
– 2 lb Nutrition Powder
– 4 pkg Pasta
– 1 lb Sugar
– 1 liter Oil
– 1 pkg Laundry Detergent
– 1 lb Chocolate

You Can Help

Gracias por su ayuda

Each food delivery helps the families for a few weeks but with the coronavirus situation continuing on, this is short-term assistance. We are planning for another food delivery, and you can help make it happen.

Send a basket of food staples to a family in these communities. A basket that feeds a family for 1 month costs $65. Make a donation now so we can help them through this tough time.