We are a civil non-profit association founded in the year 2000, which seeks to balance social inequality through support for vulnerable groups, institutions and families to alleviate hunger and malnutrition.
Our Food Bank Puerto Vallarta A.C. collects, selects and distributes perishable foods and non-perishable food to the needy in our area.
We seek to recover and take advantage of all the 100% edible food that is normally wasted.
We create awareness among producers and distributors to avoid waste, allowing us to receive the most usable products. Each food is classified and only those foods most likely to be used for human consumption are chosen.
We have a base of more than 5 thousand persons, of these 56% are beneficiaries belonging to those vulnerable groups including children and the elderly.
Our Food Bank of Puerto Vallarta serves about 38 colonies, populations and rural communities in the municipalities of Puerto Vallarta, Cabo Corrientes and Bahía de Banderas.
Our mission is to combat hunger and malnutrition through labor and citizen awareness aimed at promoting social welfare.
Our vision is to continue to be an organization of recognized excellence with efficiency in the management of food resources.
We help the most vulnerable of our population, reaching all families in need of food, in addition to marginalized urban and rural communities, social welfare institutions, adults in poverty situations, children in preventing malnutrition and
We currently serve the following communities:
We currently distribute about 38 tons of perishable and non-perishable food monthly.
We have 7 employees including operators of traffic, wholesalers, social workers, director and assistant director.
Volunteer work is very important for our institution and we currently have 30 volunteers attending once a week, distributed in teams of 5 volunteers per day, who are supported with a weekly food pantry.
We have 6 vehicles, one of which carries refrigerated food.
Our beneficiaries are not always constant. We are constantly on the lookout for new opportunities to help with children and families which change over time.
We receive donations in cash and in kind. We offer tax deductible receipts for the donations, in addition to tax benefits you will receive in supporting our cause.
For cash donations, we welcome you to come direct to our Food Bank facility or deposit into our bank account:
Account #: 653014864
Clabe: 072 375006530148649
Last updated: April 23, 2017 · Charity ID: 105
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|4th Annual 3-7K Flamingos Run in Riviera Nayarit|
Oficina de Visitantes y Convenciones de la Riviera Nayarit
Using the tagline “Running For Our Health” and with the objective of helping those in need, the registration cost for the race is cans or kilos of non-perishable food items for the most vulnerable.
|Eagle Wings Foundation Presents Major Donation for 32 Altruistic Organizations|
This year resources of 2,591,200 pesos were granted to 32 associations by the Eagle Wings Foundation with the support of Villas Group Resort, which was recognized by the Mayor and the President of DIF.
|Puerto Vallarta June Newsletter from American Legion Post 14|
American Legion Post 14
Greetings from sunny and warm Puerto Vallarta. Please enjoy the latest newsletter from American Legion Post 14. Feel free to pass this newsletter along to friends, relatives, and other Vets.
|12th International Altruism Festival to Benefit 20 Local Vallarta-Nayarit Charities|
This is the most important altruism event of Puerto Vallarta and will take place on Sunday, May 8, 2016, beginning at 6:00 pm, in the beautiful beachfront garden of the CasaMagna Marriott Resort in Marina Vallarta.
|Food Needed for Banderas Bay Women's Shelter|
Banderas Bay Womens Shelter
The major grocery stores such as Sam's Club, Walmart, Costco and Mega Commercial have decided not to assist us. Likewise there is no assistance from the Mexican government.
|11th International Altruism Festival to Benefit 20 Local Vallarta-Nayarit Charities|
This is the most important altruism event of Vallarta-Nayarit and will take place on Sunday, May 17, 2015, beginning at 6:00 pm, in the beautiful beachfront garden of the CasaMagna Marriott Resort in Marina Vallarta.
|A Reminder & Where to Get Your Altruism Festival Tickets Early and Save|
Amigos de La Cruz
Don’t miss this very upbeat, wonderful evening of food, friendship and fun on May 4, with all proceeds divided equally among the 20 charities. Tickets, which include food, drinks and entertainment, cost just 350 pesos in advance or 450 pesos at the gate.
|10th International Altruism Festival to Benefit 20 Local Charities|
La Biblioteca Rey Nayar
This is the most important altruism event of Puerto Vallarta and will take place on Sunday, May 4, 2014, beginning at 6:00 pm, in the beautiful beachfront garden of the CasaMagna Marriott Resort in Marina Vallarta.
|Zeitgeist Media Festival 2013 Supports Puerto Vallarta Food Bank|
Four popular rock bands will perform rock classic covers and original music for four hours beginning at 6:00 pm on Friday, August 30. Great entertainment for a great cause.
|'For Food Security' Program Announced by Puerto Vallarta Food Bank|
The Food Bank of Puerto Vallarta will be part of the network of NGOs through which the Government of Jalisco will invest 453 million pesos in food aid to over 480 thousand people statewide.
|Charities Announced to Benefit from Vallarta's 2013 Altruism Festival|
U.S. Consular Agency Vallarta
Twenty-four of our local charity and non-profit organizations in Banderas Bay have been announced to participate and benefit from Puerto Vallarta's largest fundraising event of the year to take place on Sunday, May 5.
|Nayarit and Tamaulipas States Sign Accord of Inclusive Social Policy|
The Governor of Nayarit said that in the first stage, the National Crusade Against Hunger (Sin Hambre) will serve 15,000 people in the municipality of El Nayar, mostly belonging to the indigenous peoples of Cora and Huichol, with concentrations of greater social deficits.
|9th International Altruism Festival to Benefit 24 Local Charities|
This is the most important altruism event of Puerto Vallarta and will take place on Sunday, May 5, 2013, beginning at 6:00 pm, in the beautiful beachfront garden of the CasaMagna Marriott Resort in Marina Vallarta.
|Another Season at the Puerto Vallarta Garbage Dump|
PVM City Paper
For the seventh consecutive year, a group of concerned tourists, Amigos del Magisterio, have organized a food drive to help this community. This year over 140,000 pesos were raised (about $11,500 USD). You can help!
|For a Mexico Without Hunger "FoodRaiser" Needs Your Support|
Banco de Alimentos PV
As part of their October campaign to collect food for our needy populations in the Banderas Bay area, the Food Bank of Puerto Vallarta has organized a Food Drive on Saturday, October 20, beginning at 10:00 am.
|Fall Cleaning: Our Local Banderas Bay Charities Count On It|
Now that the weather is getting cooler, go through your closets, empty the storage building and clean out the garage. Everyone knows there are things you have stashed that you are never going to use. Pull it out and pass it on to someone that can do good with it.
|PEACE 'Action for Food Program' Hits the Ground Running in Puerto Vallarta|
We are excited to update you on the September PEACE Action for Food program in Puerto Vallarta. The PEACE "PV Protectores Action for Food" program is funded by the proceeds from the PEACE Puerto Vallarta Home Tours, an initiative run completely by volunteers.
|Eagle Wings Deliver 1.5M Pesos to Local Charities|
Puerto Vallarta Convention and Visitors Bureau
Alas de Aguila continues to improve lives of vulnerable Vallarta residents through various civil associations as part of their commitment to work together to lend support to a greater number of people.
|"For A Mexico Without Hunger 2012" Campaign|
Banco de Alimentos PV
The Vallarta Food Bank is inviting all those who would like be involved to a breakfast meeting on Friday, August 31, 2012. The purpose is to kick-off the planning for World Food Day, celebrated in October, where 66 Food Banks in Mexico join together in gathering nonperishable food for the needy.
|Food Bank of PV Receives Check from OXXO|
Banco de Alimentos PV
The Food Bank of Puerto Vallarta wishes to thank all those who "rounded up" at our local OXXO convenience stores, resulting in the presentation of a check for over 226,500 pesos.
|Altruistic Entrepreneur 2012 Awarded to Local Restauranteurs|
The Altruistic Entrepreneur 2012 award was given to businesswoman Eva Sanchez, owner of the restaurant River Cafe and Chef Thierry Blouet, owner of the restaurants Thierry's in Puerto Vallarta and Punta de Mita, who have a long history of charitable works.
|OXXO Supports Puerto Vallarta Food Bank|
Banco de Alimentos de PV
Round Up at OXXO... Say Yes! Have you seen the face of hunger? Yes, many times, because every day mothers, fathers, grandparents, children and people in our community suffer from hunger and malnutrition.
|Whale Watching Fundraiser for the Food Bank|
Amigos de Bucerias
Not only will you have an enjoyable and memorable experience of whale watching and snorkeling, you will also be helping to feed the needy in Bucerias. Come and join the fun on March 10.
|Meet Mahuana, the Most Famous Indigent in Tijuana|
The Fulano Forum
There are those who say she was a normal woman, no so beautiful with a not so good body and that she worked as a nanny until she fell into alcoholism, which made her homeless, as so many other people in Tijuana.
|Community Kitchens in Mexico City Are Feeding Over 44,000 People Daily|
The government of Mexico City serves more than 44,000 people a day in community kitchens located in different parts of the capital, which operate under the coordination of the Ministry of Social Development.
|Latin America Is a Leading Influence in the Global Fight Against Hunger|
Inter Press Service
A model for fighting against hunger and malnutrition with a global reach which has been successful within and outside the region has spread worldwide, first from Brazil and then from Latin America.
|With Rising Prices in Mexico, Pena Nieto Could Face a Tortilla Rebellion|
Surging fuel prices in Mexico have caused financial speculation on maize that is causing inflated prices for corn tortillas, a sacred daily staple in Mexicans' diet.
|Pope's Rep Says Mexico Poverty 'an Embarrassment'|
The Fulano Forum
Apostolic nuncio Franco Coppola said that poverty in Mexico is "an embarrassment." Three months after his arrival in Mexico, he said he was amazed by the misery here.
|Citizens' Purchasing Power Takes a Nose Dive Under President Pena Nieto|
The purchasing power of Mexicans has decreased by 11.1% during the tenure of the Pena Nieto government according to data on the minimum wage, inflation, and price indexes collected by the National Autonomous University of Mexico.
|UAEM: Food Security Is Not Guaranteed to a Large Segment of the Population|
According to data from the National Institute of Statistics and Geography at least 9.1 per cent of the adults in the State of Mexico have lacked foodstuffs due to economic circumstances, while 6.4 per cent of children under 18 have missed a meal a day for the same reasons.
|Border Shelters Aiding Deported Migrants Experience Own Harassment|
The Associated Press
The soup kitchen for deported migrants in the Mexican city of Nogales has seen a spate of crimes this year. Its leader says the incidents likely are tied to the center's growing involvement in helping migrants report crimes.
|Thousands of Zombies Roam the Streets of the Capital in the Name of Charity|
Thousands of ghoulish zombies took to the streets of Mexico City on Saturday as part of the city's ninth annual Zombie Walk. Participants donated tons of rice, beans and canned goods to a Mexico City food bank.
|'Unwanted' Produce at US-Mexico Border Food Warehouses Helps Address Hunger|
Arizona Sonora News
More than one thousand commercial trucks cross the U.S.-Mexico border in Nogales, Ariz. every day, many of them filled with produce. Much of that food would go to waste if not for the efforts of one nonprofit.
|Women Who Feed Central American Migrants on Trains Headed to US Win Award|
Television del Sur
The group of women volunteers, known as "Las Patronas," were awarded a prize for their efforts to help Central American migrants as they journey through Mexico on route to the United States, EFE reports.
|Mexico City Program Exchanges Trash for Fresh Food|
A barter market in Mexico City has come up with an innovative way of fighting pollution problems.
|By Changing the Way It Measures Earnings, Mexico Cuts Poverty Up to 33 Percent|
The Associated Press
Anti-poverty groups in Mexico accused the national statistics agency of arbitrarily changing the way it measures income surveys so poverty appears to be less of a problem.
|14th Homeless World Cup Kicks-Off This Weekend|
The Homeless World Cup kicks-off this weekend with Glasgow’s George Square being transformed into a multi-stadium venue for the occasion.
|Traditional Mexican Recipes Fight the Good Fight Against Obesity and Disease|
Inter Press Service
Araceli Marquez’s meals reflect the wealth of Mexican cuisine and the growing efforts to defend and promote it, in this Latin American country of 122 million people, which is one of the world’s fattest countries, meaning diabetes, hypertension, cardiac and stomach ailments are major problems.
|Rafael Ruiz Velasco: Mexico's Poverty Relief Programs Are a Failure|
Mexico’s poverty is a problem. About 50 million Mexicans live on less than US $5 a day, and about 2.5 million are in extreme poverty, living on less than US $1.25 a day. But the situation affects all of Mexico.
|Supermarkets to Donate Unsold Food in Mexico to Combat Widespread Malnutrition|
In Mexico, a non-profit food bank is working with supermarket chains to provide unspoiled food to those most in need.
|Official Told Recipients of Anti-Poverty Program to Respond 'No' to Hunger Surveys|
A Mexican official urged recipients of anti-poverty assistance to indicate on two surveys that they had not suffered hunger in recent months, an audio recording uploaded to local media revealed.
|Latin America to Tackle Dual Problems of Hunger and Obesity: United Nations|
Thomson Reuters Foundation
Latin American governments have pledged to work toward ending hunger within a decade while tackling an epidemic of rising obesity in the region - itself considered a form of malnutrition.
|Meet the Mexican Mothers Feeding Thousands of Central American Migrants|
When Norma Romero and her sisters began feeding migrants riding freight trains that passed through their hometown twenty years ago, their neighbors warned them about being charged for migrant smuggling. Today, their seemingly simple act has garnered international intention through a documentary.
|Latin American and Caribbean Nations Join Efforts at Mexico Conference to Eradicate Hunger|
Delegations from Latin America and the Caribbean have arrived in Mexico City to attend the 34th regional conference of the U.N. Food and Agriculture Organization.
|Mexico's Crusade Against Hunger Doesn't Work to Eliminate Food Poverty|
The National Crusade Against Hunger has not met its target due to flaws in the design of the strategy. So concluded the Superior Auditor of the Federation following a performance review.
|Mexican Activists Decry 'Social Cleansing' During Preparations for Pope's Visit|
Television del Sur
Activists sent a letter to Pope Francis informing him that authorities forcibly removed the poor from the streets for his visit.
|Zero Hunger? United Nations Leads with Landfill Salad and Recycled Food|
Inter Press Service
When the United Nations hosted a high-level lunch for visiting world leaders at the UN dining room during the General Assembly sessions last September, they were in for an unexpected surprise.
|Nuevo Laredo Homeless Shelter at More Than Sixty Percent Capacity|
While many had to pull out some extra blankets to stay warm over the weekend, those without a place to stay in Nuevo Laredo sought refuge at the area homeless shelter.
|Migration Maze: Samaritans on the Central American Migrant Route|
Like the Underground Railroad of another era, the route across Central America to the U.S. is paved with Samaritans with ties to charitable, religious or non-governmental organizations that assist those who have fled their homelands and risked their health or their lives for a shot at a new start in America.
|Latin American Legislators, a Battering Ram in the Fight Against Hunger|
Inter Press Service
Lawmakers in Latin America are joining forces to strengthen institutional frameworks that sustain the fight against hunger in a region that, despite being dubbed “the next global breadbasket”, still has more than 34 million undernourished people.
|UN Launches App to Feed Hungry with a Simple Tap|
As the app mentions upon login, “Smartphone users outnumber hungry children by 20 to 1,” and its goal isn’t just to get people to help feed hungry children via the World Food Program, but to get people to give and keep giving.
|Walking Dead Took Over Mexico City for Charity in Zombie Apocalypse March|
Mexico’s zombie march has become an annual craze that draws thousands of costumed chilangos shuffling and dragging down the street in a charity walk that encourages folks to donate canned goods to help those in need.
|NGOs and Government Team Up to Stop Wasting so Much of Mexico's Food|
Al Jazeera English
Mexico wastes 37 percent of the food it produces, and nowhere is more emblematic of that than the Mexico City wholesale food market, where huge amounts of food is thrown away.
|National Aid Programs Guarantee Food for 4.5 Million Needy Mexicans|
Some 4.5 million Mexicans living in poverty benefit from government programs that put food on their tables, President Enrique Peña Nieto said while leading a World Food Day ceremony.
|The Poorest in Latin American Are the Mexicans|
The Fulano Forum
One in three people living in extreme poverty in Latin America are Mexicans, according to the World Bank and the National Council for the Evaluation of Policy for Social Development which measures poverty in the country.
|Yo Quiero, Yo Puedo: Empowering the Poor in Mexico by Teaching Them Self-Help|
Dr. Susan Pick is a social psychologist who has used her expertise to change the behavior of Mexico’s marginalized. By teaching them what she calls “life skills,” she helps boost their feelings of self-worth and enhance their problem-solving abilities.
|'Las Patronas' Are Making Mexico's 'Train of Death' a More Humane Place|
Las Patronas consists of a group of women that prepare huge pans of rice and beans which they deliver in bags, along with portions of bread and water to the US-bound migrants as the train passes through La Patrona.
|Emilio Godoy: Anti-Poverty Programs in Mexico Are Losing the Battle|
Inter Press Service
While most of Latin America has been reducing poverty, Mexico is moving in the other direction. New official figures reflect an increase in the number of poor in the last two years, despite the billions of dollars channeled into a broad range of programs aimed at combating the problem.
|New United Nations Goals Could Easily End Global Hunger in 15 Years|
Last night, 795 million people went to sleep hungry. That’s a larger number than the populations of the U.S. and Europe combined, and the effects of not having enough food makes hunger the No. 1 public health risk worldwide - greater than AIDS, malaria, and tuberculosis combined.
|President Pena Nieto Admits Mexico's Poverty Reduction Efforts Are 'Insufficient'|
Television del Sur
For the first time in three years of government, the President of Mexico Enrique Pena Nieto spoke about the increased poverty rates in the country, saying he recognized that the social policy "has not been sufficient” to cope this problem.
|Two Million More People Fell Into Poverty in First Two Years of Pena Nieto Administration|
Two million more Mexicans fell into poverty between 2012 and 2014, government data shows, highlighting the challenges President Enrique Pena Nieto faces in meeting pledges to lift millions out of need.
|Agency Says New Database Will Improve Support for Mexico's Poorest People|
Mexico News Daily
If you’re extremely poor in Mexico, federal authorities know not only where you live but who you are: your name, your age and your needs. They also know there are 6.1 million of you.
|Cost of Basic Food Basket in Mexico Three Times Greater Than Minimum Wage|
To purchase the recommended basic food basket - which includes 40 products for the daily intake of two adults and two children - but without considering living expenses, Mexican workers would require a daily income of 210 pesos, the amount of nearly three minimum wages.
|UN Reports World Food Prices Decline to 6-Year Low|
UN News Centre
The prices of major food commodities continued their downward trajectory through May as cereal prices dropped amid an increasingly favorable forecast for this year`s harvests.
|Marianela Jarroud: Latin America's Relative Success in Fight Against Hunger|
Inter Press Service
The Latin American and Caribbean region is the first in the world to reach the two global targets for reducing hunger. Nevertheless, more than 34 million people still go hungry.
|Bordofarms Program Puts Homeless Deportees to Work Along the Tijuana River|
Bordofarms is a modest but innovative program launched by young activists and entrepreneurs who want to help deportees from the US and clean up Tijuana, a city of almost 3 million people in the Mexican state of Baja California.
|Despite National Programs, Mexico Poverty Levels Haven't Declined in 20 Years|
Despite 17 years of conditional transfer programs - like Oportunidades and Prospera - in 2012 Mexican poverty was similar to that of 1992.
|Over US$26 Million Vanishes from Mexico's National Hunger Crusade|
The Fulano Forum
The final destination of 396,838,000 pesos which was to be used for the National Crusade Against Hunger, to distribute 31 million articles, such as bandannas, tortilla holders, t-shirts, balloons, cups and caps is unknown.
|Government Publishes Results of National Crusade Against Hunger at 2nd Anniversary|
Presidency of the Republic
The National Crusade Against Hunger is a presidential decision that seeks to guarantee the right of permanent access to adequate food of 7.01 million Mexicans living in extreme food poverty. After nearly two years of actions, the efforts have yielded significant results.
|Bordofarms Volunteers Create Urban Farming Project in Tijuana for Homeless US Deportees|
U-T San Diego
It was an act of civil disobedience, carried out in broad daylight. Volunteers built boxes, carted dirt and planted seedlings in what organizers say is the first step in an urban farming project aimed at addressing the issue of homeless U.S. deportees.
|UN Recognizes Mexico for 'Notable Progress in the Fight Against Hunger'|
Mexico and 12 other countries were awarded by the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations for their advances against hunger, after achieving the international objectives before the 2015 deadline.
|Global Leaders Vow to Fight Hunger, Obesity|
The Des Moines Register
Ministers and other top officials from more than 170 countries agreed to boost their commitment to fight malnutrition and overeating around the world, the United Nations said last week.
|Global Voices: A Game of Marbles to Prevent Deaths in Mexico's Street Population|
In Mexico, the Day of the Dead is coming and this sets into motion, as every year, the game #ChirasPelasCalacasFlacas, an initiative by organization El Caracol, that promotes reducing risks associated to deaths of people who are part of the street populations.
|The Power of 5 Campaign Fighting Childhood Malnutrition in Rural Mexico|
Around the world, millions of children die from malnutrition. The Nutrilite Power of 5 Campaign was created to bring awareness to this growing issue and provides a way for people around the world to join together to make a difference.
|Don't Let Them Eat Cake: More US Cities Are Banning Feeding the Homeless|
Politicians and policy makers are claiming that giving down-and-out folks a hot meal encourages them to sleep on the streets.
|World Food Day: Peace Impossible Without Wiping Out Hunger, Says FAO |
Attaining world peace and sustainable development are today impossible without wiping out hunger, says the Director General of the UN Food and Agriculture Organization.
|Latin America Leads Hunger Reduction with 37 Million Still Suffering: UN|
Latin American countries have made the biggest progress globally against hunger, but 37 million people in the region still suffer from food shortage, a UN senior official said on Tuesday.
|Eatery in Mexico City Dishes Up Creepy Crawly Fare|
It's a dish that's not for everybody, certainly not for those afraid of bugs. But one small Mexico City restaurant is sure to give gastronomic daredevils a new food challenge - tacos with insect toppings.
|Seventy Percent of Mexicans in Oaxaca State Suffering from Chronic Malnutrition|
President Enrique Pena Nieto declared a national campaign to end hunger shortly after taking office one year ago. His country has one of the highest rates of poverty and malnutrition in the world.
|Las Patronas: Nearly 2 Decades Helping Migrants Make Their Way Through Mexico|
Nineteen years ago, the Romero Vazquez sisters were standing at the side of the railway tracks with their grocery bags, waiting to cross. Little did they know that the approaching train would change their lives.
|Volunteers Care for Recent Migrants in Border City|
Volunteer Monica Valdez-Freeman showed Fusion around the Sacred Heart Catholic Church, where volunteers and city workers have set up an emergency relief center to handle the recent flood of migrants.
|Mexico Tried Giving Poor People Cash Instead of Food. It Worked.|
A new study adds to a growing pool of evidence that cash transfers actually aren't "wasted" on frivolous things and do improve poor peoples' lives in observable ways.
|33 US Cities Have Restricted Feeding the Homeless in Past Year Alone: Report|
The Huffington Post
When the National Coalition for the Homeless began publishing which American cities have restricted publicly feeding homeless people, it believed the reports would be a source of humiliation for those communities and their leaders. But that hasn't been the case.
|Without Hunger Crusade to Provide for 5.5 Million in Poverty in Mexico|
Mexico's president Enrique Pena Nieto expects to provide food supplies to 5 million people living in extreme poverty in 2014, he said this week.
|World Hunger Day Marked as Millions Survive on Less than $1.50 a Day|
The Voice of Russia
Millions of people around the world survive on a income equivalent to less than $1.50 a day and there are an estimated 800 million people who are undernourished. World Hunger Day was launched by the charity The Hunger Project to mark progress towards ending hunger and poverty.
|Stats Paint Sad Picture: Nearly 53 percent of Mexican Youth Are in Poverty|
In a country plagued by obesity, more than half Mexico’s children go to bed hungry at night or worrying about where their next meal will be coming from.
|To Fight Hunger, Mazatlan Fishermen Donate Free Fish to Poor Families|
The Mazatlan Messenger
In keeping with the Mexican National Crusade Against Hunger, directors of the National Chamber of the Fish and Aquaculture Industry united their forces this week to donate two tons of fresh fish to 2,000 families with limited economic resources living on the periphery of the city.
|Here's What Happens to Kids When They Get to Eat Before School Every Day|
If you feed kids breakfast before school, they have a much better chance of doing well for their entire lives.
|More Than a Year After Its Launch, Mexican Hunger Crusade Raises Questions|
The Associated Press
More than a year after President Pena Nieto launched what he called a national crusade against hunger, the government says 3 million Mexicans are eating better. However, independent experts say that number is questionable and the crusade against hunger appears to be doing far less than advertised.
|Pope Francis Calls on Institutions, Leaders to Help Poor Families|
Pope Francis asked institutions and authorities to do "everything possible" so that "every family has a place to live" in a message delivered after praying the Angelus in St. Peter's Square on Sunday.
|Government: We Have Met 74.5 Percent Of Millennium Development Goals|
Mexico has met 74.5 percent of its Millennium Development Goals and is working to achieve the other targets set for 2015, the Foreign Relations Secretariat said.
|'Feed a Friend' Shares Thanksgiving with Homeless|
Hispanically Speaking News
Singer Gloria Estefan and her husband, producer Emilio Estefan, once again offered a beneficent Thanksgiving dinner at their Bongos Cuban Cafe that was attended by about 1,000 mostly homeless people.
|Startups Like Food Cowboy and CropMobster Try to Reroute Food Waste to the Hungry|
According to by the Natural Resources Defense Council, 40 percent of food in the U.S. goes uneaten. And many see this wasted food as a business opportunity.
|Students Win Seed Money to Make Flour from Insects|
A team of McGill University MBA students has won the $1 million Hult Prize for a project that aims to improve the availability of nutritious food around the world by providing them with insect-infused flour.
|Dudley Althaus: Despite Obesity, Much of Mexico Goes Hungry|
Despite talk of Mexico's emerging middle class, 45.5 percent of this nation's more than 118 million people remain mired in poverty.
|One Click at Greater Good Gives Two Weeks of Meals to US Families|
Every night, families across the United States go to bed hungry. But your click and support of programs provided by Feeding America can create a better outcome for families who have hit hard times through unemployment, illness, natural disaster, or just plain bad luck.
|Volunteers in Mexico City Cook for the Homeless|
Volunteers in Mexico City have been collecting discarded and unwanted food from markets to give to the city's homeless population.
|Statistics Institute Reports Mexico's Poor Survived on $6 a Day in 2012|
Despite the growth in the Mexican economy since the economic crisis of 2009, earnings of Mexican households have not fully recovered. The middle class has, in fact, seen a decline in earnings since the recession.
|President Pena Nieto Restarts National Crusade Against Hunger Plan|
With an estimated 7.5 million Mexicans still living in hunger, the National Crusade Against Hunger is back after being put on hold during election season.
|Operation Blessing: When One Tortilla is Your Only Meal of the Day|
Operation Blessing International
When blight wiped out the potato crop in twelve-year-old Wilson’s community, it meant the loss of six months’ income. As despair and hunger became a daily reality, see how Operation Blessing helped this community.
|On the Outskirts of Downtown Tijuana, a Breakfast Hall for the Stranded|
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|It is Possible to Eliminate Mexico's Hunger, Says Enrique Pena Nieto|
Presidency of the Republic
After stating that, “We must all ensure that Mexico is a country without hunger,” President Enrique Pena Nieto confirmed that it is possible to end the hunger that unfortunately afflicts millions of Mexicans.
|How to 'Live Below the Line' on $1.50 a Day with Ben Affleck|
Ben Affleck has signed on to take the Live Below the Line Challenge, a five-day event where participants agree to spend a maximum of $1.50 a day on food and hydration.
|Crusade Against Hunger in Mexico Should Promote Traditional Diet|
The Conservatory of Mexican Gastronomic Culture has asked the National Crusade Against Hunger to promote the traditional diet of the country, because the problems of obesity and diabetes the population now suffers are derived from the change in food intake.
|'Ending Hunger Is and Will Remain the Permanent Priority of the Government': EPN|
Presidency of the Republic
As he led the event to mark the start of the Crusade against Hunger Actions, President Enrique Pena Nieto declared that, “Ending hunger is and will remain the permanent priority of the government.”
|Global Policy Forum: The Rich Get Richer, the Poor Go Hungry|
Global Policy Forum
What is the most common cause of hunger in the world? Is it drought? Flood? Locusts? Crop diseases? Nope. Most hunger in the world has absolutely nothing to do with food shortages.
|Government Pacts with Food Industry will Facilitate Entry of Junk Food in Mexico|
The agreements established between Sedesol and the beverage, food, & self-service store industry under the auspices of the National Crusade against Hunger effort will ultimately encourage the entrance of junk foods into a population that could spiral into obesity problems.
|I Choose to Live Below the Line Because 1.4 Billion People Have No Choice|
Nobody should be forced to eat on less than $1.50 a day. Try it, and you’ll know that something needs to be done about it.
|PepsiCo's Quaker Oats Unit Joins Mexico's Hunger-Fighting Initiative|
U.S.-based food giant PepsiCo has signed an agreement with the Social Development Secretariat to join the Mexican government's National Crusade against Hunger, a program aimed at dealing with malnutrition among low-income people.
|Momentum Towards Meeting the MDGs: 1,000 Days of Action Remain|
Since their adoption in 2000, the Millennium Development Goals - the MDGs - have made a huge difference, helping to set global and national priorities and fuel action on the ground.
|Government Considers Enlisting Troops in Mexico's Fight Against Hunger|
Inter Press Service
The Mexican government is considering using the armed forces to collect socioeconomic data from the low-income households that will benefit from the National Crusade Against Hunger.
|Live Below the Line Campaign: Spend 5 Days Feeding Yourself on $1.50 a Day|
Global Poverty Project
The Global Poverty Project's 'Live Below the Line' is an innovative awareness and fundraising campaign that's making a huge difference in the fight against extreme poverty.
|UNAM: Only 19.3 Percent of Mexican People are Non-Poor, Non-Vulnerable|
Only 19.3 percent of Mexico's population has the decent conditions to be considered within the group of non-poor and non-vulnerable, while 25 percent of Mexicans have no social or economic capacity to meet their food needs.
|Government Prepares to Launch New Program to Fight National Hunger|
The federal government plans to launch a new program to fight hunger next month, with the initial focus on 400 cities, Mexican Social Development Secretary Rosario Robles said.
|Government Says Hunger Crusade is About Poverty, Not Buying Votes|
Members of Sedesol said the 400 municipalities participating in the first stage of the program were chosen according to strict statistical analysis, and that electoral issues were not considered.
|US White House Mulls New Global Food Aid Approach: Send Cash|
The White House may soon propose the biggest change in U.S. food aid since the programs were created during the Cold War - donating cash for hunger relief instead of shipping American-grown food thousands of miles to global trouble spots, say farm groups and charities.
|Government's Crusade Against Hunger Leaves out 4.3 Million Poor People|
There are 4.3 million extremely poor Mexicans who remain outside the National Crusade Against Hunger, despite the fact that the same social programs are being applied as those of the previous administration.
|The Hunger Crusade in Mexico and its Need for Transparency and Accountability|
Mexico is the second biggest economy in Latin America and growing steadily. Yet, despite its economic performance Mexico suffers from extended poverty and inequality.
|Food Insecurity: Five Ways to Help Fight Hunger Around the World|
Hunger, also known as food insecurity, is currently undermining the lives of people in almost every nation on Earth, including the United States. You can directly share food with someone who needs it, or pick one of five more ways to combat the global hunger crisis.
|Presidency Publishes FAQs about the National Crusade Against Hunger|
Presidency of the Republic
The National Crusade against Hunger is a strategy of inclusion and social well-being that will be implemented on the basis of a wide-ranging, participatory process designed to combine efforts and funds from government, public, social and private sectors.
|Amnesty International Sees Worrisome Lack of Clarity in Mexico Crusade Against Hunger|
Amnesty International expressed its concern about the "lack of clarity" for how the National Crusade Against Hunger, launched on Monday by the federal government, is to be implemented.
|UN Kicks Off Global Campaign Against Food Waste|
Are you ready to reduce your “foodprint”? Increasingly, that’s the new buzzword as eco-conscious folks scramble to address what appears to be one of the biggest environmental and social problems going on right under our upturned noses: food waste.
|Pena Nieto Initiates Crusade Against Hunger Aimed at 7.4 Million Mexicans|
Mexican President Enrique Pena Nieto launched a campaign against hunger on Monday, pledging to transform the lives of nearly 7.5 million of the country's poorest, though he gave few details.
|President Pena Nieto to Launch Drive to Eradicate Mexico's Extreme Poverty|
Mexican President Enrique Pena Nieto unveils his plans to eradicate extreme poverty on Monday, a blight affecting more than 10 percent of the population in Latin America's second biggest economy.
|Celebrate World Food Day & Help End World Hunger|
Buddhist Global Relief
Join the World Food Day movement to end hunger. Be a part of the solution and take action in your community and around the world. We can end hunger. It will take all of us.
|World Hunger: The Problem Left Behind|
New York Times
The drought-induced run-up in corn prices is a reminder that we’re nowhere near solving the problem of feeding the world.
|What is Oxfam's GROW Campaign? An Introduction|
Soon there will be nine billion of us on the planet. Our societies must grow to meet our needs, so we can put enough food on the table for everyone.
|60M Mexicans Will Live Below Poverty Line by 2013|
Hispanically Speaking News
Underemployment, inflation and other factors have eroded the income level of some 31 million Mexicans, and by the end of this year there will be more than 60 million people living below the poverty line.
|Organizations Fighting Food Waste|
Statistics from the Natural Resources Defense Council state that 40 percent of the food in the U.S. goes uneaten. There are several organizations joining the fight to maximize these resources instead of just dumping them in the garbage.
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