The Nosara Food Bank hosted its first fund-raising event Saturday night, raising over $1500.00 at a dinner party. Donations will be matched by CRUSA’s Guanacaste Community Fund – so that a total of over $3000.00 will be deposited into the Food Bank’s account at Super Nosara.
Super Nosara provides a 5% discount on the Food Bank’s purchases, which are used to supplement food items donated by shoppers.
About 55 people attended the holiday open house from 4:00-8:00. Joe Davis and Chicago Ray donated their time and talent to provide excellent live entertainment.
A dinner of rice, beans, plaintains and cabbage salad was served to keep the menu plain in honor of the simple needs of the families who depend on the Food Bank. The food was donated, the bar paid for itself, Super Nosara donated the ice and friends provided free labor. These donations mean that the entire $25.00 admission price went directly into the proceeds to be matched by the Guanacaste Community Fund.
Some people even donated in addition to the price of admission because the match doubled their money.
The Nosara Food Bank feeds about 25 families a week, but more food is needed. The Pastorale Sociale Committee of the Catholic Church of Nosara distributes the food and says it could feed 40 families if it had more resources. Families receiving food are usually experiencing unemployment due to illness, accident or disability. Some clients are elderly people without family to help them.
Donations of any amount are still being accepted – and matched by the Guanacaste Community Fund. Donations may be made through January 7, 2014 by contacting [email protected] or calling 2682-5476. The Guanacaste Community Fund is providing tax receipts for both U.S. and Costa Rican tax deductions. Checks may be made payable to CRUSA- Guanacaste Community Fund.