Food For All: Feeding the Homeless

Fundraising campaign by Teresa Louis
  • US$635.00
    raised of $5,000.00 goal
12% Funded
13 Donors
Raised offline: $1,965.00
Total: $2,600.00

No more donations are being accepted at this time. Please contact the campaign owner if you would like to discuss further funding opportunities

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"I thought no one would care about me," said the man as we handed him a food package. Like many of the migrants we've met, he had been walking for over a month by the time he reached northern Ecuador. But young men are not the only people walking to find a better life. We also meet families with children of all ages. They walk in the rain and under the intense sun. They walk wearing flip flops and holes in the bottoms of their ill-fitting shoes. They walk with nothing but what they can carry on their backs.

Who are we? We are a 100% volunteer organization called Los Compañeros, which was created in September 2020 with the mission statement of “Helping those most in need”. We are a network of friends of Jovann Bravo and Cookie Gold, the founders of Los Compañeros, who come together twice a week to donate time, food, and money to Los Compañeros’ efforts to feed the neediest of the people in the Cotacachi, Otavalo, and Ibarra area of northern Ecuador.

Now we need your help. The purpose of this fundraiser is to raise money to buy a refrigerator and a stove to carry on the effort of feeding the needy. (Total cost: USD $600) The remainder of the money we’re asking for will be used to continue to feed the homeless. The Care Bags, which contain food and basic toiletry items, cost $3 each. We create 30 Care Bags every Monday and Friday, and we usually run out of food before we run out of people who need help. Any extra money we receive over our goal amount will be used to feed people. The need is ongoing, so our expenses are ongoing.

Care Bag contents:

Meal--rice, beans, chicken, vegetables; bottle of water, arepa with scrambled egg, apple, banana, and a hard boiled egg

Toiletries: bar of soap, roll of toilet paper, small package of sanitary napkins (handed out to individual women)

Thank you for any help you can give the people who think no one cares about them. We care, and we know you do, too.

#FoodForAll #FeedingTheHomeless

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Donors

  • Susan Fabrikant
  • Donated on Feb 01, 2021
  • So happy to help!

$20.00
  • Leanne Stember
  • Donated on Jan 25, 2021
$20.00
  • Carol Mello
  • Donated on Jan 21, 2021
$25.00
Mar 14

Update for February and March, 2021

Update posted by Teresa Louis at 12:34 pm

We are continuing to feed the homeless every Monday and Friday. The situation remains the same, so if you've read the previous three updates posted here, you'll know what we're doing and what we're finding as we're out and about looking for people to help. Again, we want to thank

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Feb 08

People We Fed on Monday, 2/1/21

Update posted by Teresa Louis at 07:55 pm

"THE COMPANIONS" Hello Cotacachi! UPGRADE We have prepared 30 breakfasts, 30 lunches, water, bananas, apples, tissue paper, blue soap, women's sanitary napkins, clothes, [and] masks. Routes: Cotacachi - Atuntaqui - Ibarra We went on the journey to find the most needy and...we found [many] mothers [walking] with children with...aspirations [for. . . . .

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Jan 24

People We Fed on Wednesday, 1/20/21

Update posted by Teresa Louis at 02:40 pm

"THE COMPANIONS" UPGRADE WEDNESDAY, January 20, 2021Edited for English fluidity by Teresa Louis, 1/24/21 In this beautiful work we made 30 breakfasts, 30 lunches, water, banana, canguil, toilet paper, blue soap, sweater, jackets, clothes and hats for the cold, as well as shoes. We went in search of the most. . . . .

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Donors & Comments

13 donors
  • Susan Fabrikant
  • Donated on Feb 01, 2021
  • So happy to help!

$20.00
  • Leanne Stember
  • Donated on Jan 25, 2021
$20.00
  • Carol Mello
  • Donated on Jan 21, 2021
$25.00
  • Lauren Beadleston
  • Donated on Jan 19, 2021
$50.00
  • Margi and Gregg Miller
  • Donated on Jan 18, 2021
$100.00
  • Gaurav Venkateswar
  • Donated on Jan 18, 2021
$50.00
  • Polly Hensel
  • Donated on Jan 18, 2021
  • We are all brothers and sisters. May we all find peace, health, contentment and harmony

$20.00
  • Nancy Box
  • Donated on Jan 17, 2021
$50.00
  • Manav&Simran Uddin
  • Donated on Jan 17, 2021
$100.00
  • Aakash and Jayanthi
  • Donated on Jan 17, 2021
  • We are so happy to support this cause!

$100.00
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US$635.00
raised of $5,000.00 goal
12% Funded
13 Donors
Raised offline: $1,965.00
Total: $2,600.00

No more donations are being accepted at this time. Please contact the campaign owner if you would like to discuss further funding opportunities