In February, Feed the Hungry coordinated logistics and delivery of 1.3 million free medical-grade masks donated by Motus Integrated Technologies and CAM, a Stanley Black and Decker Company of Brea, CA. The full truckload arrived at CAM’s warehouse in the Industrial Park of San Miguel and from there, several smaller shipments were made to Feed the Hungry and the City’s distribution site for optimal delivery throughout the county.
“When evaluating where we wanted to help local communities with the distribution of masks, we found Feed the Hungry San Miguel’s mission of improving the health and well-being of children and their families an amazing group to partner with. Through their hard work and dedication, Feed the Hungry San Miguel will be able to help these families stay safe from contracting the COVID-19 virus,” said Michael Camelo, Regional Continuous Improvement Manager of Motus Integrated Technologies.
Feed the Hungry’s beneficiaries, as well as other charitable organizations, hospitals, and the local Mayor’s office in San Miguel de Allende, received masks to distribute across the municipality to those who need them.
The city is using its distribution channels through the DIF; Desarrollo Social; Public Works, and the Office of Economic Development, International Relations, and NGOs, to ensure that the people in the urban and rural communities have free access to these masks when needed.
“These masks could not be coming at a better time. We have three main priority areas where we will focus distribution of these masks to help minimize propagation of Covid-19. These areas include the main bus hubs and bus stops, our public markets, and specific colonias and occupations, such as sanitation workers, identified as high-risk by the Health Department,“ said Francisco Garay, of the Economic Development, International Relations, and ONGs Office.
Feed the Hungry includes a set of these masks in their food bag distributions to adult beneficiaries in the rural communities, and to the other NGOs associated with the food bag program.
Per Al Kocourek, President, Feed the Hungry, “This is an example of how much better our world would be If only more private enterprises, charitable organizations, and governments could work together for the good of the people.”
So far, FTH has delivered 5,000 face masks to the Red Cross, to help their volunteers and beneficiaries stay safe. Patronato Pro Niños has received 24,000 masks; La Biblioteca received 48,000, and 3,000 were given to Amigos al 100.
All San Miguel de Allende COVID-19 vaccination sites will be stocked with these donated masks as well.