La Mision Children’s Fund is a non-profit, all-volunteer organization, offering resources to address hunger, extreme poverty, and limited access to basic human necessities including educational assistance experienced by children and families of Baja California, Mexico.
The Children’s Fund operates the largest non-denominational food bank in northern Baja, Mexico. In 2016 we served 55 families, and our food budget was under 600 dollars a month today 500 to 600 families with 1600 children visit our foodbank and we spend 6000 dollars monthly for food. Seasonally we deliver food to over 50 migrants families and 30 outlining, isolated families. None receive any government food assistance. Our cost, due to inflation, has risen by over 30% in 2022.
The La Mision high school graduates 30 to 35 students a year and 70% apply to university or trade school. That is a phenomenal rate by any standard in Mexico. A large part of this success is that very few children in the La Mision area between Tijuana and Ensenada ever go to school hungry. Hunger is a pervasive problem in much of rural Mexico but with your continuing help we are making a change to the cycle of poverty by giving them hope and a chance at a much better future without starvation or hunger blocking their path.
Our donors provide, every month, 1300 pounds of rice, 1900 pounds of pinto beans, 500 plus cans of tuna, 550 plus packages of noodles, 900 plus pounds of flour, over 500 bottles of cooking oil, 500 boxes of tomato paste, over 500 8 oz. packages of pasta, 700 pounds of frozen chicken hindquarters. This will last a family of 5 for only 13 days. Every dollar you donate increases the amount of food distributed.
We provide packaged milk, eggs, canned goods, cereal, diapers, blankets, toothpaste, soap, shampoo, books, clothing, and other health care products when donors make these available.
We are a 501c3 charity for US tax purposes and provide annual tax statements to our donors.
What We Do
Through our various programs, we strive principally to provide fundamental necessities for at-risk adults, children, and youth, including food, shelter, clothing, educational scholarships, and medical care.
How We Do It
La Misión Children’s Fund solicits donations in the form of money, resources, and supplies. Additionally, we partner with volunteer organizations to develop programs that either sustain ongoing projects or address critical needs. Our goal to support the fundamental needs of at-risk persons in Baja California comes out of a compassionate view of our surrounding community and those who do not have basic opportunities needed to sustain life.