What is going on with the Nosara Food Bank and why should you help? Jill Ryan and Joellen Hughes provide updates and explain the El Chivo Sponsorship Program; (Video con subtítulos)

There is a great deal of urgency these days generating attention towards the Nosara Food Bank resulting from the COVID-19 situation. With the significant loss of jobs and income, many are predicting a food crisis. However, the NFB is working overtime right now trying to avoid this from happening and they are asking for your support.

Jill Ryan and Joellen Hughes (from El Chivo) appeared on the Nosara Podcast to explain what is happening with the NFB and how El Chivo is sponsoring a hot meal option until a wide scale distribution begins to qualified candidates.

NFB Co-Director Jo Ellen Nott was unavailable for the podcast but she did emphasize the need for further donations and how the the NFB is preparing a wide scale distribution of essentials to qualified candidates launching this month.

The link for donations:

Or if you prefer you can make a direct bank transfer to their dollar checking account at Banco de Costa Rica:

Asociacion Banco de Alimentos de Nosara
CR 46015201001037294430 (IBAN)
Cedula 3-002-719816

However, in the meantime El Chivo is offering a sponsorship program of a hot, hearty portion meal which could be a large meal for 1 person, mixed for 2 persons or mixed in with other items to feed a family.

$11 dollars at this link: https://www.gofundme.com/f/sponser-a-meal-in-nosara?utm_source=customer&utm_medium=copy_link-tip&utm_campaign=p_cp+share-sheet

In addition, others in immediate need may call 2682-1073 to qualify for immediate food needs.

For those who want to physically make a donation, Jo and Agnes of Villa Mango are available from 10am to 2pm Monday – Friday. The main items needed are:

  • Bags of beans
  • Bags of rice
  • Oil
  • Sugar
  • Pastas
  • Coffee
  • Corn meal
  • Feminine hygiene products

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