Who Will this Donation Help?
We feed single mothers with young children who have incomes of $300 or less per month. ?Some of these women receive support payments, but it is our experience that these payments are insufficient to support the family. ?Some of our mothers work part-time, but again, they do not earn enough to support their household.
Every month we feed 10+ elderly adults. ?Some of the adults we assist have never paid into the pension system because they have always worked “under the table”.
We feed people who are temporarily disabled or permanently disabled and waiting to receive government benefits or receiving very small pensions.
We also help families who struggle with alcohol and drug addiction – a serious and common problem in the Nosara District. ?We understand that feeding the family of an alcoholic or a drug addict can be seen as enabling, but we are determined that children, the elderly, and persons with disabilities not go hungry. ?This is our primary focus. Several of our Board members are active in their churches and try to work with families who are plagued by substance abuse problems. ?We are the first to admit it is a long haul.
Unfortunately, we turn down requests for assistance every month. ?Some of the families we help receive food every other month so that we can reach more families.
We do not feed able-bodied people who choose not to work.