La Mision Children’s Fund is a non-profit, all-volunteer organization, offering resources to address extreme poverty and limited access to basic human necessities experienced by children and families of Baja California, Mexico. In 2016 the La Mision Children’s Fund’s food bank served 55 families a month. At the end of 2020 now, we serve over 400+.
The pandemic has been devastating to the 1000 families in Santa Anita, La Mision, Ursulo Galvan, and the migrant camps and communities we serve. Like many of you, the future for them seems uncertain but unlike most of us food to feed a family is not our greatest concern. Many of our Foodbank patrons survive with part-time work, low wages or simply, nothing. Through our donors, we are the sole source of dependable food and nutrition.
The foodbank in La Mision provides basic food to over 400 families a month, in 2016 we served 55 families.
We provide rice, beans, pasta, flour, tomato sauce, oil, canned tuna, and when available chicken hindquarters. Other select items such as baby formula, diapers, bath soap, canned food, and dental care items as they are available. Everything in limited quantities. The Federal food program that provided limited support is overwhelmed. In the past, we were able to buy some food from Mexican Social Services but now there is no extra food available for us to purchase from the Government and our food cost has risen by 30% in 2020. We are a 503C 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 children and youth, including food, shelter, clothing, education 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 fundamental needs for at-risk children and youth 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.