Food Bank of Puerto Vallarta

Puerto Vallarta • Riviera Nayarit 

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.

Who We Help at Banco de Alimentos PV

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
older adults.

We currently serve the following communities:

  • Puerto Vallarta: El Colorado, Lomas del Valle, Tebelchía, Jardines Ixtapa, Col. Magisterio, Mismaloya, El Nogalito, Jardines, Los Ramblases, Col Villa de Guadalupe, Col. Del Toro, Col. Brisas del Pacífico, Col. San Miguel, Col. 12 de Octubre, Col. Hermosa Provincia, Col. López Mateos, Col. Canoas, Col. La Primavera, Col. Bobadilla, Col. Vista Hermosa, Col. Vista Dorada, Col. Mojoneras, Las Juntas, Ixtapa, Col. Guadalupe Victoria.
  • Cabo Corrientes: Las Juntas y Los Veranos, Boca de Tomatlán, El Tuito.
  • Bahía de Banderas: Valle Dorado, Mezcalitos, Bucerías, El Porvenir, San Vicente, Mezcales


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.

How You Can Help the Food Bank of Puerto Vallarta

Click the button above to make a donation to the Banco de Alimentos PV PayPal account.

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:

Bank: Banorte
Account #: 653014864
Clabe: 072 375006530148649

Last updated: April 23, 2017 · Charity ID: 105

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20Sep2016
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.

05Sep2016
Eagle Wings Foundation Presents Major Donation for 32 Altruistic Organizations

Vallarta Opina

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.

19Jun2016
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.

06Apr2016
12th International Altruism Festival to Benefit 20 Local Vallarta-Nayarit Charities

PVAngels

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.

02Oct2015
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.

19Apr2015
11th International Altruism Festival to Benefit 20 Local Vallarta-Nayarit Charities

PVAngels

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.

25Apr2014
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.

23Feb2014
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.

24Aug2013
Zeitgeist Media Festival 2013 Supports Puerto Vallarta Food Bank

Zeitgeist

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.

18Jun2013
'For Food Security' Program Announced by Puerto Vallarta Food Bank

NNC.mx

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.

16Apr2013
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.

12Apr2013
Nayarit and Tamaulipas States Sign Accord of Inclusive Social Policy

Demotix

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.

09Apr2013
9th International Altruism Festival to Benefit 24 Local Charities

PVAngels

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.

20Mar2013
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!

10Oct2012
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.

03Oct2012
Fall Cleaning: Our Local Banderas Bay Charities Count On It

PVAngels

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.

21Sep2012
PEACE 'Action for Food Program' Hits the Ground Running in Puerto Vallarta

PEACE Mexico

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.

21Sep2012
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.

25Aug2012
"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.

24Aug2012
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.

13Jul2012
Altruistic Entrepreneur 2012 Awarded to Local Restauranteurs

VisitPuertoVallarta.com

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.

05Jun2012
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.

31Jan2012
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.

13Jun2017
Ancient Mexico Crop Could Help Fight World Hunger

China Central Television

It’s estimated that 1 in 9 people around the world suffer from chronic hunger. Most countries still opt for rice, wheat and corn as main sources for carbohydrates. But experts say an ancient and forgotten food crop from Mexico can also help solve world hunger issues.

24May2017
Summary of the Social and Economic Impact of Malnutrition in Latin America

ReliefWeb

The epidemiological and nutrition transition of Latin American countries imposes a double challenge for nutrition and food security public policies.

08May2017
This Mexico City Pizzeria Helps the Homeless By ’Teaching People to Fish’

Al Jazeera English

In Mexico City, a pizzeria is drawing praise for its unique approach to social empowerment. For every five pieces of pizza sold, the shop donates one to homeless people.

25Apr2017
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.

03Apr2017
Community Kitchens in Mexico City Are Feeding Over 44,000 People Daily

goCDMX

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.

13Feb2017
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.

14Jan2017
With Rising Prices in Mexico, Pena Nieto Could Face a Tortilla Rebellion

teleSUR

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.

10Jan2017
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.

03Jan2017
Citizens' Purchasing Power Takes a Nose Dive Under President Pena Nieto

PanAm Post

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.

30Dec2016
UAEM: Food Security Is Not Guaranteed to a Large Segment of the Population

The News

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.

21Nov2016
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.

23Oct2016
Thousands of Zombies Roam the Streets of the Capital in the Name of Charity

NewsFromWorld

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.

11Oct2016
'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.

29Aug2016
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.

28Jul2016
Mexico City Program Exchanges Trash for Fresh Food

CCTV

A barter market in Mexico City has come up with an innovative way of fighting pollution problems.

19Jul2016
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.

08Jul2016
14th Homeless World Cup Kicks-Off This Weekend

Sky Sports

The Homeless World Cup kicks-off this weekend with Glasgow’s George Square being transformed into a multi-stadium venue for the occasion.

28May2016
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.

25Apr2016
Rafael Ruiz Velasco: Mexico's Poverty Relief Programs Are a Failure

PanAm Post

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.

08Apr2016
Supermarkets to Donate Unsold Food in Mexico to Combat Widespread Malnutrition

CCTV America

In Mexico, a non-profit food bank is working with supermarket chains to provide unspoiled food to those most in need.

13Mar2016
Official Told Recipients of Anti-Poverty Program to Respond 'No' to Hunger Surveys

Agencia EFE

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.

05Mar2016
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.

03Mar2016
Meet the Mexican Mothers Feeding Thousands of Central American Migrants

Latin Correspondent

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.

29Feb2016
Latin American and Caribbean Nations Join Efforts at Mexico Conference to Eradicate Hunger

teleSUR

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.

20Feb2016
Mexico's Crusade Against Hunger Doesn't Work to Eliminate Food Poverty

Animal Politico

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.

13Feb2016
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.

29Jan2016
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.

19Jan2016
Nuevo Laredo Homeless Shelter at More Than Sixty Percent Capacity

KGNS

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.

24Nov2015
Migration Maze: Samaritans on the Central American Migrant Route

WLRN.org

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.

16Nov2015
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.

13Nov2015
UN Launches App to Feed Hungry with a Simple Tap

TakePart

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.

29Oct2015
Walking Dead Took Over Mexico City for Charity in Zombie Apocalypse March

Fusion

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.

19Oct2015
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.

17Oct2015
National Aid Programs Guarantee Food for 4.5 Million Needy Mexicans

Agencia EFE

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.

12Oct2015
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.

07Oct2015
Yo Quiero, Yo Puedo: Empowering the Poor in Mexico by Teaching Them Self-Help

CCTV America

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.

17Aug2015
'Las Patronas' Are Making Mexico's 'Train of Death' a More Humane Place

Global Voices

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.

11Aug2015
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.

08Aug2015
New United Nations Goals Could Easily End Global Hunger in 15 Years

TakePart

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.

28Jul2015
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.

24Jul2015
Two Million More People Fell Into Poverty in First Two Years of Pena Nieto Administration

Proceso

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.

17Jul2015
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.

20Jun2015
Cost of Basic Food Basket in Mexico Three Times Greater Than Minimum Wage

La Jornada

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.

09Jun2015
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.

05Jun2015
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.

26Mar2015
Bordofarms Program Puts Homeless Deportees to Work Along the Tijuana River

Al Jazeera

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.

02Mar2015
Despite National Programs, Mexico Poverty Levels Haven't Declined in 20 Years

La Jornada

Despite 17 years of conditional transfer programs - like Oportunidades and Prospera - in 2012 Mexican poverty was similar to that of 1992.

28Feb2015
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.

07Feb2015
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.

18Jan2015
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.

01Dec2014
UN Recognizes Mexico for 'Notable Progress in the Fight Against Hunger'

The News

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.

24Nov2014
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.

01Nov2014
Global Voices: A Game of Marbles to Prevent Deaths in Mexico's Street Population

Global Voices

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.

30Oct2014
The Power of 5 Campaign Fighting Childhood Malnutrition in Rural Mexico

AmwayVideos

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.

23Oct2014
Don't Let Them Eat Cake: More US Cities Are Banning Feeding the Homeless

TakePart

Politicians and policy makers are claiming that giving down-and-out folks a hot meal encourages them to sleep on the streets.

16Oct2014
World Food Day: Peace Impossible Without Wiping Out Hunger, Says FAO

Prensa Latina

Attaining world peace and sustainable development are today impossible without wiping out hunger, says the Director General of the UN Food and Agriculture Organization.

17Sep2014
Latin America Leads Hunger Reduction with 37 Million Still Suffering: UN

Xinhua

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.

15Sep2014
Eatery in Mexico City Dishes Up Creepy Crawly Fare

NTDTV

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.

10Aug2014
Seventy Percent of Mexicans in Oaxaca State Suffering from Chronic Malnutrition

Al Jazeera

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.

31Jul2014
Las Patronas: Nearly 2 Decades Helping Migrants Make Their Way Through Mexico

BBC News

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.

12Jul2014
Volunteers Care for Recent Migrants in Border City

Fusion

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.

27Jun2014
Mexico Tried Giving Poor People Cash Instead of Food. It Worked.

Vox

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.

11Jun2014
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.

04Jun2014
Without Hunger Crusade to Provide for 5.5 Million in Poverty in Mexico

Worldbulletin News

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.

28May2014
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.

26May2014
Stats Paint Sad Picture: Nearly 53 percent of Mexican Youth Are in Poverty

The News

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.

18Apr2014
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.

01Apr2014
Here's What Happens to Kids When They Get to Eat Before School Every Day

Upworthy

If you feed kids breakfast before school, they have a much better chance of doing well for their entire lives.

21Mar2014
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.

23Dec2013
Pope Francis Calls on Institutions, Leaders to Help Poor Families

EFE

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.

09Dec2013
Government: We Have Met 74.5 Percent Of Millennium Development Goals

Agencia EFE

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.

30Nov2013
'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.

04Nov2013
Startups Like Food Cowboy and CropMobster Try to Reroute Food Waste to the Hungry

NPR

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.

29Sep2013
Students Win Seed Money to Make Flour from Insects

KOSU News

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.

16Sep2013
Dudley Althaus: Despite Obesity, Much of Mexico Goes Hungry

The Atlantic

Despite talk of Mexico's emerging middle class, 45.5 percent of this nation's more than 118 million people remain mired in poverty.

02Sep2013
One Click at Greater Good Gives Two Weeks of Meals to US Families

Greater Good

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.

27Aug2013
Volunteers in Mexico City Cook for the Homeless

JewishNewsOne

Volunteers in Mexico City have been collecting discarded and unwanted food from markets to give to the city's homeless population.

23Jul2013
Statistics Institute Reports Mexico's Poor Survived on $6 a Day in 2012

Proceso

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.

18Jul2013
President Pena Nieto Restarts National Crusade Against Hunger Plan

The News

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.

29Jun2013
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.

24Jun2013
On the Outskirts of Downtown Tijuana, a Breakfast Hall for the Stranded

KPBS.org

Every morning, the dozen or so deportee shelters in downtown Tijuana are empty, as people make their way on foot to a bright yellow building on the outskirts of downtown — the Padre Chava breakfast hall.

02May2013
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.

25Apr2013
How to 'Live Below the Line' on $1.50 a Day with Ben Affleck

TakePart

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.

20Apr2013
Crusade Against Hunger in Mexico Should Promote Traditional Diet

La Jornada

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.

20Apr2013
'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.”

19Apr2013
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.

15Apr2013
Government Pacts with Food Industry will Facilitate Entry of Junk Food in Mexico

La Jornada

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.

10Apr2013
I Choose to Live Below the Line Because 1.4 Billion People Have No Choice

TakePart

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.

09Apr2013
PepsiCo's Quaker Oats Unit Joins Mexico's Hunger-Fighting Initiative

Agencia EFE

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.

09Apr2013
Momentum Towards Meeting the MDGs: 1,000 Days of Action Remain

UNWomen

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.

06Apr2013
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.

19Mar2013
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.

18Mar2013
UNAM: Only 19.3 Percent of Mexican People are Non-Poor, Non-Vulnerable

La Jornada

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.

13Mar2013
Government Prepares to Launch New Program to Fight National Hunger

EFE

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.

05Mar2013
Government Says Hunger Crusade is About Poverty, Not Buying Votes

The News

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.

26Feb2013
US White House Mulls New Global Food Aid Approach: Send Cash

Reuters

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.

20Feb2013
Government's Crusade Against Hunger Leaves out 4.3 Million Poor People

La Jornada

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.

16Feb2013
The Hunger Crusade in Mexico and its Need for Transparency and Accountability

Transparency International

Mexico is the second biggest economy in Latin America and growing steadily. Yet, despite its economic performance Mexico suffers from extended poverty and inequality.

10Feb2013
Food Insecurity: Five Ways to Help Fight Hunger Around the World

TakePart

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.

26Jan2013
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.

25Jan2013
Amnesty International Sees Worrisome Lack of Clarity in Mexico Crusade Against Hunger

La Jornada

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.

24Jan2013
UN Kicks Off Global Campaign Against Food Waste

TakePart

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.

22Jan2013
Pena Nieto Initiates Crusade Against Hunger Aimed at 7.4 Million Mexicans

Reuters

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.

19Jan2013
President Pena Nieto to Launch Drive to Eradicate Mexico's Extreme Poverty

Reuters

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.

16Oct2012
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.

19Sep2012
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.

07Sep2012
What is Oxfam's GROW Campaign? An Introduction

Oxfam International

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.

06Sep2012
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.

05Sep2012
Organizations Fighting Food Waste

Care2.com

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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