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January Bingo

January Bingo

Under the B. Bingo. And that’s just what many Canadians play in Chicxulub at least twice during their annual winter sojourn from the north. The fundraiser bingos have been helping the Chicxculub Food Bank since 2009. That first year at the former Bamboo Beach, it raised $12,840 P to help for the monthly cost of food needed for the 77 families. Last year it raised $10,500 P. Why do people like playing bingo so much? It’s fun, it’s a way of socializing and offers a chance of meeting new people. And besides, the game that dates back to medieval times, allows you to win prizes. The full house that played last month at Mamma Mia’s gave it their undivided attention ­ until a green bus called, El Bicho, pulled up across from the restaurant. At intermission some rushed out to satisfy their curiosity. They discovered a couple had been travelling in it for 10 years since starting out from Argentina. Intermission over, it was back to serious bingo playing. Canadians, Karen Evans and Kathy Worrall, are the hard­working bingo organizers who gather prizes,find the bingo callers and run the show. Those lining up their beans to place on the numbers called included people from all over Canada and New York. In the old days, those beans had an even more prominent role because the game was called beano and if you had a winning card, you yelled “beano.” A New York toy salesman renamed it bingo after he overheard someone accidentally shout “bingo”. The first game was played at a carnival near Atlanta,Ga., in 1929. Sharon Helgason, who organized the first fundraiser bingo in Chicxulub says proceeds have helped the...
Winter News

Winter News

It surely is winter as many folks can attest to but the good things just keep on happening. Kim in Chicxulub is raising funds to have a clinic for the dogs and cats here as often, the town is missed in the bigger campaigns.  To this end Kim has created a goal of raising some 40,000 pesos to have 100 animals cared for.  She is working with Planned Pethood Costa in Chelem to help with her initiative. It costs 400 pesos per female dog For more information call Kim at 9991275634 or check out her Facebook page at  kimandshayne Bahr or email ksbahr1@yahoo.ca, or  kim@yucatandogrescue.com .  See more indepth report under Community Outreach SNAP  ...
Chicxulub Soup Kitchen

Chicxulub Soup Kitchen

This is the end of a very successful intervention. As many of you know, the Chix Soup kitchen (Comedore de cienega de Chicxulub) was having tough times when the Food Bank got involved back in 2012-13. With a lot of hard work and donations the Soup Kitchen is now a thriving 5 day a week operation serving about 60-70 meals a day. Yes, it is sad that this comedore needs to exist at all but it is providing a necessary service. A photo recap shows the transition from what was to what is today and thank you to the many folks who helped along the way. overload gas leak cooking outside water pump not working new garden crop of cilantro donations arriving new initiative done ara who is the heart and soul of the comedore There is a group of women from Merida who oversee the initiative and have done a great job of watching and encouraging it to grow to where it is today. Our role today is to deliver donated food items and plastic containers. Thanks to all who helped this...

More on Summer Programming

Last month there was information of the summer programs.  This month the photos look more closely at the program of self defense.  Erik is the instructor and he did this with the kids and adults throughout the summer.  You will see the children and adults being put through their paces with exercising and learning some moves but all the while smiling, learning and having fun.  Note the mats used.  These were made available by your generous donations at the Muelle...

October Dispensa

Feels good to be home and involved with  the Food Bank.  It is obvious that the program goes on with or without me and for that I am pleased.  The groceries arrived on time with our two men from Duna Sosa delivering the two dollies loaded with supplies.  The team was there and made short work of preparing the 70 bags for tomorrow. It sure is different to see the streets around the Food Bank paved and looking “grown-up”. This morning was a grey and wet day and the foks who came for their dispensas were anxious to come and go very quickly. It was fun to see everyone again and catch up on some of the events.  However as you will note, my camera did not take the photos I thought it had…so not many photos… Paved streets Help from Duna Sosa Kay’s helper Grey morning New idea for this season….whenever we have an event or Muelle Market please consider bringing a bag (900 gms) of beans or rice to add to the donation.  It will help us keep the costs in...