COLLABORATION BETWEEN FEED THE HUNGRY, NGOS, AND FRIENDS AND NEIGHBORS
The COVID-19 pandemic left many people in San Miguel de Allende on the brink of starvation. To address the need, Feed the Hungry launched the Feed the Families Emergency Response program in March 2020. Food bags are packaged and delivered bi-weekly to the 37 communities we typically support through our school kitchens.
Thanks to the generosity of our donors, we have been able to also provide food bags for the following groups and individuals to distribute to their beneficiaries. Every two weeks, arrangements are made with representatives from these groups to pick up food bags from the Feed the Hungry Center to deliver within the colonias, organizations, and communities they represent.
Feed the Hungry is grateful to collaborate with these groups, extending our reach beyond the communities we deliver to.
- Casa Hogar Mexiquito (Boys orphanage)
- Casa Hogar Santa Julia, (Girls Orphanage)
- IREE, Special needs school
- EEESMA, School for the deaf
- ALMA, Nursing home
- Centro Infantil de Los Angeles
- S.O.M.E. (So Others May Eat)
- Mujeres en Cambio
- C.A.S.A. de la Loma
- ED Caminos
- Guardianes de Guadiana
- Mano Amiga
- Sisters of Las Monjas
- Rancho Viejo Kinder
- Moral de Puerto de Nieto Kinder
Communities adopted through their delegates:
Agua Salada community
Begoña del Progreso community
Friends and neighbors:
These individuals and groups took it upon themselves to help their neighbors when they saw the need.
Carmen Delzell distributes 240 food bags every month throughout the county in impoverished communities. She relies on friends who volunteer to help make deliveries.
Les Pearson delivers 40 food bags monthly to families in Colonia Morelos. With help of friends and volunteers, they complement the food bags with eggs, fresh fruits, and vegetables.
Joyce Meyers provides food bags to 4 families of Rancho La Palma.
Ben and Lori Green arranged to deliver 40 food bags monthly to families in need in their neighborhood.
Vicky Moore delivered 54 food bags monthly to families in her neighborhood.
Joy Rockwell and Mary Finley delivered 425 food bags from March 2020 through July 2021 to families in their neighborhood, Ojo de Agua.
For more information, to sponsor or adopt a group, please email firstname.lastname@example.org
Through a cooperative program with local NGO Patronato Pro Niños, dental care and hygiene is provided exclusively to children by dental vans that visit the rural villages where Feed the Hungry San Miguel has school-kitchens. The vans are shared by Feed the Hungry and Patronato Pro Niños and are equipped as self-contained dental clinics.
ENGLISH CLASSES AND SCHOLARSHIPS
In the community of Los Ricos de Abajo, a corps of volunteer teachers from the USA and Canada, under the direction of a former Feed the Hungry San Miguel Trustee, conduct English classes for children and adults, have built a school library and a Learning Center with computers and internet, funded a dining hall at the school, and provide the children with scholarships and encourage continued education.
CLEAN WATER INITIATIVE
San Miguel’s water source is subterranean aquifer made of volcanic rock. The water table continues to decline while concentrations of arsenic and fluoride continue to climb.
Children are at greatest risk, as their growing bodies absorb these dangerous minerals at a much higher rate. For residents living at or below the poverty level, bottled water is simply unaffordable.
The lack of potable water in many of the communities where we operate school kitchens presents a challenge to our mission. Working with local NGO Caminos de Agua, water quality is monitored in all FTH school kitchens. We currently provide bottled water to the kitchens in the four communities that have no other option, and also maintain the cisterns and filtration systems that have been installed in a few locations.