Welcome! Chix Food Bank, began operating in November 2005 by a group of individuals who came together to respond to an identified need in Chicxulub, Yucatan.
In the village of Chicxulub there are about 6,000 people. The main industry is fishing. Of course, this work is at the mercy of the weather and between the hurricane and the norte seasons often the port is closed so there is no opportunity to go out fishing. Therefore we have families who have limited resources to care for their families. We also have elderly people who rely on their children to care for them and help them on a day-to-day basis.
There is a huge need to assist people suffering from many forms of poverty. Your support can change lives.
For only $75 CAD you can feed a family for a year!
There are many ways that YOU can make a difference.
- I would like to make a donation
- I will be visiting the area and would like to learn more about the programs
WHO WE ARE
The patron saint of Chicxulub Puerto is the Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary (Virgen de Asuncion) who is honored every August 15th with a mass.
More fondly known as the Chix Food Bank, began operating in November 2005 by a group of individuals who came together to respond to an identified need in Chicxulub.
Chicxulub is a comisaria of Progreso and receives funding for its programs from Progreso. There is a huge need to assist people suffering from many forms of poverty.
We work on the following premise: to provide food to the families identified, in a respectful manner, while ensuring donations are used wisely with no affiliation to the church or government.
We began November 15, 2005 with our first despensa to 50 families while having over 300 names on a waiting list.
The response from the foreign community has been overwhelming and has helped reach the first goal of providing 50 families with one despensa every month for one year. With this support, the number of families receiving despensas continues to increase.