children walking with food supplies

$40.00 will provide an emergency food kit to families who live in the remote Rio Negro community, which is 25 miles from the city center in Rabinal, Guatemala. Each package contains: 15 pounds of corn; 1 liter of cooking oil; 5 pounds of beans; 5 pounds of rice; 1 pound of salt; 1 bag pasta; 1 bag of nutritional atole mix; 4 pounds of lentils; and 4 cans of “spammy”. In addition, 1 face mask and 1 container of soap will be provided. Voces Y Manos, a non-profit organization, will provide the cost of transportation. Matching funds are available. Even before the pandemic, this area faced severe food insecurity due to climate change-fueled drought. With shelter-in-place orders, there has been a four-fold increase in extreme food insecurity according to a recent Oxfam report.


$40.00 will provide an emergency food kit.