Nosara Food Bank
About the Food Bank
The Nosara Food Bank, created in 2013, was organized to provide food and other essentials for needy families in the Nosara area. The Food Bank provides food for distribution by the Pastoral Social of the Catholic Church of Nosara by collecting donated food and household items at collection bins placed at local markets. The Food Bank also accepts cash donations and conducts fundraising. While the level of poverty in the Nosara District has improved, there are 25-40 families in any given month who need this assistance. The goal of the Nosara Food Bank is to provide sufficient support for food and necessities to meet these needs. Assistance from the Nosara Food Bank is only for emergency relief and where extreme poverty and hunger exist.
GCF supported the Nosara Food Bank to provide increased assistance to more families and to build up a cash reserve for the rainy season, when unemployment increases and need becomes quite widespread. With outreach and fund raising, the organizers of Nosara Food Bank believe that the combination of awareness and involvement of local donors will lead to a sustainable program.
- Average of 12 families fed per month
- 4 bags of beans provided to families per month
- 5 volunteers running the food bank