Cajas de Abundancias
Weaving the needs between local families with a shortage and local smallholder farmers with surplus of produce.
The Cajas de Abundancias started during the pandemic when farmers ended up with big surpluses of their produce and many families were out of work and resources. Based on the CSA (community supported agriculture) model, the Cajas de Abundancias came into existence and offered the opportunity to donate a box of fresh produce to a family in need.
Results and Next Steps
Originally initiated in response to the COVID-19 pandemic, Cajas de Abundanciaa has delivered over 750 nutritious food boxes to people in need since 2020 while simultaneously providing an income for local farmers supplying the produce. Food insecurity continues to be a problem in this area, particularly for families consisting of elderly and disabled persons. While the need hasn't gone away, unfortunately the level of support has diminished so we are investigating other ways to continue providing services such as these to those who need it most.
Local producers supported through our work
Cajas de Abundancia supplied to families in need