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. The Children’s Fund operates the largest non-denominational food bank in northern Baja, Mexico feeding 450 to 500 families with 1600 children. Seasonally we deliver food to over 50 migrant families. None of our Families are receiving any government food assistance. In 2016 we served 55 families.
The pandemic has been devastating to the 1000 families in Santa Anita, La Mision, Ursula 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.
Our donors, provide, every month, 1200 pounds of rice, 1900 pounds of pinto beans, 800 plus cans of tuna, 450 plus packages of packaged noodles, 900 plus pounds of flour, over 450 bottles (each is about 1 qt) of cooking oil, 500 boxes of tomato paste, 450 plus 8 oz. packages of pasta, 450 plus large onions, 900 pounds, or more, of frozen chickens.
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 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, 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 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.