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

Gretchen DeWitt - PEACE Mexico
September 21, 2012


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.

Attendance for the tours was up 12% last season and the tours grossed over $250,000 pesos which was banked until September (or Septihambre as it’s known locally because it’s the month when hunger is at its highest being the slowest month of the year in tourism) at which time the new Action for Food program was started that tour funds support.

Action for Food is a program where people living in some of the poorest colonias in the Vallarta area meet with members of PEACE and identify work projects in their community such as removing graffiti from buildings, cleaning trash, painting schools, weeding public areas, etc. Two hours of volunteering on the project gives each person a food basket containing 10 meals.

Here are the numbers from the beginning of the program in September. It has been widely successful!

  • Total number of participants: 48
  • Estimated number of people benefited: 200
  • Neighborhoods worked in: Paso Ancho & Col. Buenos Aires

The population is responding very well. We have more people asking to be participants than we can currently afford to support, which is our incentive for growing the tours.

Tours will resume on Tuesday, November 20th and will end on March 26th although we’ll be closed on December 25th and January 1st. We hope to increase ticket sales once again this season so we’re able to help even more of those in need.

For more information on the PEACE Home Tours or to make a reservation please visit peacemexico.org, peacehometourpv.com, or on Facebook.

For more information about the "Protectores Action for Food" program please contact: ceci@peacemexico.org

A big thanks to all participants and volunteers who help to make this program a success!

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