Giving is Better Than Receiving
The Covid-19 pandemic has not stopped its path of destruction here in Mexico. Just recently, due to the alarming rates of infections in our beautiful city of Puerto Vallarta, the governor has declared a state of emergency and pressed the imaginary “red button” which will impact the tourist economy once again.
Here at the Volcanes Project, we have been running our food bank, distributing five-hundred food packages per month, since the middle of March, 2020. It has been a tremendous effort where hundreds of people have collaborated through donations or the giving of their time to make it happen.
“We make a living by what we get, But we make a life by what we give.” – Winston Churchill
In the last few months, we have asked people who are getting this food help from our project to please give back to the community and do one hour of community service here at our school, the elementary school next door, or in the community. Giving s always better than receiving. This fits with our project’s philosophy of giving and asking people to do likewise. Throughout our years working with the community, we have found that most people will give back if you give them a way to do so.
The food bank has been a life saver for a lot of people here. We have written many articles to update everyone on the impact this food program has had in the lives of people from this area of town and how it has literally saved lives.
We had high hopes that by October or November, we would be able to reduce the amount of food packages being distributed. Donations for this food program have dwindled in the last few months. However, with the governor’s decision to stop many activities here in the city, we will have to continue helping feed people who desperately need it. If you can make a donation to our food bank, please do so. As of this writing, we have enough money to feed until the end of November. Please help to keep this food bank going by giving a donation. Any amount counts.