Feeding Guatemala - COVID/Food Crisis (UPDATED 06/26)
|Full Name||Caily D.|
During this pandemic, our community is thankfully insulated from many things. We may be isolating, but there are resources for those who are struggling in these times. Other places are not so lucky. In Guatemala, families are more in danger of starving during quarantine than suffering from COVID-19.
Guatemala has a strict curfew and travel restrictions in order limit the spread of COVID-19. This has left many families with no income, no savings, and no food.
Expats with close community ties have been working hard to feed struggling families, but the initial funding has dried up as the world moves on. Please take a moment to check out the following website and please consider donating.
[The webpage has changed. The original one, https://feedguatemala.com , is still good, but the new one has more info and is updated more frequently, feel free to use either one.]
https://healingheartsguatemala.com - This is the main page, detailing the work and accepting donations.
https://healingheartsguatemala.com/our-programs/feeding-program/ - Some people have been having issues with getting to the feeding program page on mobile, this is the direct link.
Thank you all so much for your incredible support. Thanks to you, 640 families have been fed. Unfortunately, the crisis is still ongoing, and lines for getting a food bag are still long. The folks on the ground are also trying to branch out into other nearby villages who have had no aid so far, and are in dire straights. All the food is bought from local sources, which is helping keep farmers and shop owners afloat as well. A charity in a nearby town has been kind enough to open their pharmacy, and now medical needs can also be met.
Recovery is still a long way off for Guatemala. If you have donated, thank you so much. If you are considering donating, please do. There is a lot of info on the website and some photos of the people you will be helping. Please share this with your family and social circles. Together, we are already making a difference, but we can do so much more. Thank you, and stay safe.