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Kids with Cancer

The campaign continues.  We are still collecting the plastic tapitas to redeem for recycling.  The place were we send them is working out of the Red Cross in Merida.  We have been asked to have the tapitas sorted by colour.  Well our last batch was pretty big but we found a willing volunteer… Please continue collecting and sorting the tapitas.  If you cannot sort the tapitas bring them to me and we will get it done.  THANK...
A Helping Restaurant

A Helping Restaurant

This month I am highlighting Capitan Flores Restaurante in Chicxulub. Gabriela Chan, Entrepreneur and restauranteur. There are many local people directly involved and helping out their community. One of these is Gabriela Chan who owns the restaurante Capitan Flores.  Her last name Chan originally came from China she thinks.  She is from Chicxulub and has lived her life in the community.   She was married to the owner of the well known Los Barriles restaurant in Chicxulub.  When they parted some years ago she and her children setup the new restaurant. Her three children are now all adults.  A daughter of 22 who is an engineer, a daughter of 25 who is a doctor and her son who is 18 and helps run the restaurant. The restaurant was originally her grandparents house and when they moved to Isla Mujeres she took over the house and setup the new restaurant which has been successful.  She is very proud to have her son helping her with the many things needed to be done. She has a great sense of entrepreneurship and positive commitment to her community.  She says that the lack of fishing work due to the moratorium has caused difficulties for many.  She laments that some have had to do construction or even street cleaning to get by. She heard of the Dispensa and its need for a location to distribute and said she is pleased to participate as she sees her community as one of collaboration.  Asked about the participation of foreigners she applauds that as a big help across various parts of the port of Chicxulub. When you are next in Chicxulub...
May Dispensa

May Dispensa

The team did a great job of the May dispensa and I thank them for that.  I missed out but they did a fine job....

Soup Kitchen

Another visit to the soup kitchen on a Tues provided us with more information. Doña Celia, who is now the day to day leader came with Pinky, a local taxista who was helping to bring the food to the comedore. Tuesday the team does not cook as Eladio’s Restaurant in downtown Progreso donates prepared food every Tuesday and have been doing this for at least 4 years. Currently the soup kitchen serves 43 meals Mon-Fri to 16 families.  If the clients are not able to come for their meal then a neighbour will pick up the food and deliver it. Alvin (from the cruise ship) came with us to meet the staff.  He assisted with carrying your donations into the storage area and posed for photos with other community members present. ,Alvin, Pinky and Raoul Freezer Full Alvin and plomeria Did you know plomeria and flor de mayo are from the same family.  Alvin told us that in Hawaii the flowers from this tree are used for making leis, the welcome...
Cruise Ship Visit

Cruise Ship Visit

We had a delightful visit from Alvin who brought art supplies for the summer workshops as well as some other school supplies.  He and his wife Kathy visited back in 2015 so it was nice to see him again.  He also presented me with a copy of his book “Galveston Wharf Stories” in which he mentions the Food Bank.  Thanks so much Alvin.  But his visit did not stop at the Casa de a Cultura…see Soup Kitchen entry! Alvin with his book Chicxulub Food...