Since the end of March we have distributed more than 12,000 food bags containing enough food to feed over 48,000 local children and adults for a week. This collective effort has been nothing short of amazing, and we are incredibly grateful to all of you who donated and helped make this possible!
What’s Next: Approximately 1,000 food bags will be distributed through mid July, and any additional crisis relief funds will be used to provide food assistance to those in need throughout the summer.
Steps of Love, a U.S based non-profit, and their partner AIM Peñasco, a local Mexican non-profit, have committed to temporarily shifting their mission focus from education to feeding those in need in the Rocky Point community until this crisis is behind us.
Steps of Love has been working with AIM Peñasco since 2016 to help young people in Rocky Point access educational opportunities that will lift them out of poverty and give them brighter futures. This partnership has always adhered to strict financial accountability and transparency, and we will remain just as committed during all crisis-related fundraising.
Since the pandemic was announced, we have been assisted in our fundraising efforts by Helping Puerto Peñasco in Crisis, a grassroots effort that has since evolved into a community collaboration. This group’s ability to spread awareness has significantly helped the Steps of Love and AIM Peñasco team make a greater impact by increasing our capacity to provide more food to the thousands of people in urgent need in Rocky Point.
Donations to Steps of Love are tax deductible and will go directly to AIM Peñasco to purchase and distribute food. When safe to do so, we intend to return to our daily education operations. We are grateful for the support from both sides of the border during this unprecedented, challenging time.
Relief efforts will be focused on the following:
All food and supply donations received will be organized and packed into individual and family-sized packages. All funds raised will be designated to purchase food. These operations will follow COVID-19 safety guidelines and protocols.
Food boxes will be distributed to families throughout the community by arranging safe pick-ups at three different sites across the city or safe delivery to the family’s home.
Steps of love is providing financial oversight for expenses.