Emergency Food Project

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A Little Help Goes A Long Way

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

Current Situation

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. of the community.

Food Project Progress

450
People Fed

6 Food Drops @ $5,500

234
Donors

$42,100
Raised

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.

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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 person receives staples to last several weeks. They were beyond happy to get this unexpected help from friends elsewhere.
– Corn
– Beans
– Rice
– Nutrition Powder
– Pasta
– Sugar
– Tomato Sauce
– Oatmeal
– Oil
– Laundry Detergent
– Chocolate (we couldn’t resist)

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. Each delivery costs approximately $5,500 so we are close to covering our next drop and want to be able to continue as long as Guatemala is shut down.

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.