Playa Del Carmen and Tulum Mexico Real Estate | How to Donate to At Risk Families Affected by the Coronavirus Pandemic

Laura Nazimiec laura-nazimiec-1 25 March 2020 0
How to Donate to At Risk Families Affected by the Coronavirus Pandemic

How to Donate to At Risk Families Affected by the Coronavirus Pandemic

By now you probably know that thousands of workers in the Riviera Maya are without a job or a way to provide for their families during this global pandemic, including many older adults who are at risk of suffering more serious effects of Covid-19. Fortunately, local businesses and nonprofits are stepping up to help provide food and essentials to at risk families in our community.

You can help by donating money or supplies. For those in the USA, the exchange rate is now at 25 pesos to the USD, so your donation goes a long way!

Santulan Gardens

Santulan Gardens has started a citizen initiative to cook food and deliver it to the door of vulnerable families, with the primary objective of minimizing exposure from having to go shopping and to help lessen the economic impact that is already very hard for them. Their initial goal is the delivery of 100 meals per day, with a varied and healthy menu. Donations of products, such as rice, beans, pasta, vegetables, and disposable 8x8 plates with dividers are also very welcome.

Rotary Club of Playa del Carmen

The Rotary Club of Playa del Carmen Seaside will be providing essential food and dispensas to at risk families in the community as identified by the organizers of the schools, community centers and charitable organizations that they have been supporting for years with their feeding programs. For those of you wondering what a dispensa is, this is basic "ration" of food and other supplies, such as beans, rice, lentils, oats, canned vegetables, flour, oil, sugar, pasta, vinegar, and hand soap.

We'll be updating this list as more come up. Thank you for any help that you can provide to those affected by the coronavirus pandemic.

Laura Nazimiec laura-nazimiec-1

Laura Nazimiec moved to Cancun from Philadelphia. A two-week language and culture immersion program in Guatemala led to a year of backpacking in Latin America and ultimately the decision to live abroad. After moving to Mexico, Laura turned her passion for travel into her career as a blogger and social media manager for BuyPlaya Real Estate Advisors. In her free time, she enjoys running and yoga, and she also runs the website You can follow her on Twitter @FitCancun