Each Friday, the Monteverde Institute will collaborate with the Monteverde Community Fund and others to provide a food basket to supplement local family’s food resources.
Like so many places in the world, COVID-19 has deeply affected the food security of local families due to the loss of jobs and income. Tourists, and the income they provide for the local community, have disappeared, themselves in quarantine. Virtually every family in the area has been affected and many don't have the ability to buy food.
The Shared Basket program of the Monteverde Institute addresses this issue by providing the basic necessities of a healthy diet. We collaborate with all local programs and each Friday, the Monteverde Institute and collaborators provides a food basket to supplement local familys' food resources.
The Shared Basket, or Canasta Compartida, includes rice and beans (the Costa Rican protein staple), eggs, cheese, pasta, and fresh fruits and vegetables. We purchase these food products obtained from local sources, which provides another level of support to the local economy as well as families.
We need your help though and if you would like to be a part of the program, $32 will provide a Shared Basket for a local family.
If you have excess produce, we would love to include it in the baskets. Please drop it off any time at the Monteverde Institute (refrigerators are by the library). Non-perishable food can be dropped off at the Monteverde Community Fund’s center in Santa Elena from 10 am to 5 pm.
Monteverde Community Found: https://www.monteverdefund.org/