Changes for the Chicxulub Food Bank

The major changes affect all of us.. Yesterday during the January dispensa Carmita and I had several serious discussions.  For all of you who have been with us since the beginning, 2005 and those have joined us along the way like the rest of the world, things are changing a lot.  As of next month the cost per dispensa will be increased from 10 pesos to 15 pesos per month per month per family. Cost of dispensaFrom 2005 and until November 2013 the dispensa was given free to our clients.  Following lengthy discussions it was decided that we would begin to ask each family  to pay a symbolic amount of 10 pesos for each dispensa.  It is now 2021 and there is again a need to increase the symbolic cost to 15 pesos for each dispensa.  This will be impleneted next month and the residents have been advised.Change in our familiesOver the past year I have finally understood Carmita’s thinking about accepting widows.  The rationale is that once a couple becomes a widow (only familes) their income stops.  That means widows who don’t have a concerned and capable family does without.  Really hard to grasp this concept when it is out of our norm. As of the next fiscal new year which begins November 2122 a donation of 75$ to 85$ will be requested January 2022__________________________ Food Order Product# product2022-Jan20052005Frijoles 1K410=410/35=126.57Arroz 1K375375/35=10.175.16Azucar 450G430430/35=12.283.57Acetite 500M458458/35=13.015.44Sal 450G228228/35=6.52?Leche polvo 2 litros860860/35=24.5811/BAGSopa pasta 250 G9797/35=2771.66Galletas 200G148148/35=4.223.18Detergeant 500228228/35=135.26TOTAL Dispensa...

January 2022 Dispensa

It was a fresh morning for the folks coming in for their dispensas.  Everyone was smiling and happy for the extra soup donated by Gordon.  Colleen, a new volunteer from Kingston was present to see the comings and goings of...
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Yucatan receives a new shipment with 200,000 doses against the Coronavirus Published 1 day ago  Jan 29, 2022 The new shipment arrived in the state this Friday for the application of the booster dose to the population between 40 and 59 years of age from municipalities in the interior of the state, which will be announced soon. MÉRIDA.– More vaccines against the Coronavirus continue to arrive in Yucatan and this time a new shipment arrived in the state with 200,000 doses from the pharmaceutical company AstraZeneca, which will be used for the reinforcement application to people from 40 to 49 and 50 to 59 years of age, in municipalities in the interior of the state that will be announced soon, reported the Ministry of Health (SSY). The state agency explained that, in the following days, the municipalities, dates and modules that will be enabled for the administration of these doses will be announced, for which it invited the population in these age ranges to be aware of the Information to be provided through official channels. At the instruction of Governor Mauricio Vila Dosal, the director of Prevention and Health Protection of the SSY, Carlos Isaac Hernández Fuentes, went to the Mérida International Airport «Manuel Crescencio Rejón», to supervise the arrival of this new shipment, which arrived at aboard a Mexican Air Force Boeing 737-200 aircraft, license plate 3520, from Mexico City, which touched down on state territory at 1:45 p.m. Accompanied by the State Coordinator for Covid-19 Vaccination, Corvette Captain Carlos Gómez Montes de Oca, Hernández Fuentes verified the unloading of the batch, by Army personnel, which was placed in an...

Home of the Food Bank

Remember to be in touch if you have anything for the Food Bank.  Call either Carmita or me so we can be there for you. Again lots of happenings in the upstairs area  for Las Mujeres de Chicxulub.  Tables have been built, stained and varnished for the seamstresses. Glynes spent much time in preparing the tables. Toys from the Heart, a local group of women who are working with Nola have donated 50 sock dolls for Santa to give the kids.  And I must say all children loved their gifts!   Dario y Karol have done assessments with the kids in 1st and 2nd grades. Prepping for...

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“Pig Beach”, the first tobacco-free public beach in Yucatán The mayor of Progreso, Julián Zacarías Curi, accompanied by municipal health and ecological police personnel, received the certification of a smoke-free site and cigarette butts from the person in charge of the National Tobacco Control Office from Conadic, Diana López Gómez, thus becoming the first beach at the state level to receive this certification.   For his part, Arsenio Rosado Franco, Technical Secretary and Commissioner of the State Council Against Addictions of the Ministry of Health of Yucatán, pointed out that this certificate marks a step in the right direction to continue in the battle against addictions, at the same time as It is also paid for the care of the environment, since by eliminating the use of cigarettes in the area, it collaborates with public health and ecological issues. Meanwhile, Zacarías Curi thanked his work team for the commitment they put into each of the projects, which are reflected in obtaining this type of certification, which demonstrate the hard work carried out every day. The mayor celebrated having the first beach in the state with this certification, which not only seeks to continue putting Progreso in the eyes of the world, but also seeks to contribute to the well-being of citizens so that they can be found on clean, safe beaches with a optimal environment. Progreso, Yucatán, (December 01, 2021).– From this Friday, December 5th, the general public will be able to enter the Progreso fiscal pier to see “ Sunsets at sea ”.  The Progreso National Port System Administration organizes this activity that was carried out before the pandemic and will resume this Friday at 4:00 in...

December Dispensa

What a fun morning we had on the 15th.  A combination dispensa, Santa visit and hamper dispersal.  And Jody was there to participate along with Kay and Glynes.  Milo and Carmita and Dario, Angel y Manuel, youth volunteers were the  mainstay of the group! With a loud HOHOHO Santa visited with each family and sat for photos.  It was a fun time for all. Milo, Santa, Angel y Manuel The...