Over the last five years, nearly 800 pallets of food have reached hungry families through the bulk food distribution of YLM, in addition to the individual food baskets passed out on Saturdays.
In order to reach the broadest number of families and individuals in need, the mission works with organizations in both El Paso and the state of Chihuahua, Mexico. Over 30 non-profit organizations, local and state government agencies, and missions have received food from YLM in the past few years. Recently, the Sertoma Club of Juarez and the Francisco Madero Community Center shared pallets of Kids Against Hunger rice products in their communities. Chihuahua state agencies that work with the Tarahumara Indians have been recipients of rice, beans, potatoes, apples, and other items to ensure those in remote areas of the mountains have food as well. El Paso agencies that have received food for distribution from YLM include the Region 19 migrant worker program and Ysleta Elementary School.
In addition to these organizations, YLM also supplies bulk food for distribution to all of our mission sites across the border. Pastor Martin Tovar and his wife Blanca frequently take a van load of food to Chihuahua City for distributing at their mission sites, and each group of Juarez mission leaders frequently assemble their own food baskets for distribution in their communities.