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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: September 27, 2019 · Charity ID: 105

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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

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.

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.

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

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.

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

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.

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

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.

'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

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.

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

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.

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

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.

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

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.

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

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.

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.

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

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.

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

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.

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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