EMERGENCY FOOD BANK

During these difficult and worrying times, many of our colleagues and friends have lost their jobs due to the Covid-19 outbreak. The consequences of the virus in our local area alone has meant more than 1000 people have lost their livelyhoods and have no income in order to feed and support their families. This situation is going to worsen before it gets better.

For those of us that have made Costa Rica our home, we must pull together to help those families most impacted by this terrible situation. Initially focusing in our area of the Northern Pacific Guanacaste region, our local charity Costa Rica Makes Me Happy has partnered with local organizations to establish an emergency community food bank program with the aim to support and feed families who are most in need. For a donation of $100, we can provide food and a necessities package for a family of 5 people for one month. Our goal is to raise enough money to provide emergency relief to some 300 families in our local area for at least the next 2-3 months.

We have established a central warehouse run by volunteers which will receive, stock, pack and deliver food packages directly to the homes of families most in need. Please help us by donating what you can, as soon as you can, to help reduce the impact of this devastating situation on those people who have served us so well during our time in Costa Rica. For more info email us at foodbank@makesmehappy.org

Costa Rica Makes me Happy is a Costa Rica approved association and a registered US 501(c)3 non-profit. 100% of your donation will go directly to the families that have been selected to help.

U.S. Donations

Wells Fargo NA,
Makes Me Happy, Inc.
Account No.5676381618
ACH deposits 121042882
Wire transfers 121000248

Local Donations

Banco Nacional de Costa Rica
IBAN CR75015119320020009231
Asociación para la prosperidad y el progreso de las comunidades costarricenses
Ced. Juridica: 3-002-694894

Drop off locations

Super Langosta | Langosta
Super Maasai | Flamingo
Super MerKado | Surfside
Super Conchal | Brasilito 
Beach Community Church | Brasilito
Super Las Olas | Tamarindo
Super 2001 | Tamarindo
(Find directions to each drop off below)

How can I donate?

Directly to the bank accounts listed above or just click the “Donate with PayPal” button. Your donation is tax free whether in Costa Rica or the United States.

Where can I donate food items?

CRMMH has partnered with the supper markets listed above where you can purchase or leave food items that go directly to the families in need.

What food items can I provide?

Rice
Sugar
Beans
Salt
Eggs
Coffee
Maseca
Oil
Can of tuna
Can of sardines
Plantains
Dry Pasta
Laundry Detergent
Dish Detergent
Bleach
Toilet Paper
Hand Soap
Tooth Paste
Feminine Items
Diapers

How do we choose the families to help?

The initiative by CRMMH and our partners the Flamingo Pro Mejoras Association is aimed at rapidly and effectively supporting families in the local area who have lost their jobs due to the impact of the COVID-19 Cronovirus on the local economy. 

How can I receive a digital invoice for my donation?

For a tax deductible receipt in Costa Rica please send us the following details to donate@makesmehappy.org

Razón Social | Legal Name of your business
Cédula Jurídica | Business ID
Correo de Facturación Digital | Digital Invoicing Email 
Teléfono de su negocio | Company Phone Number
Correo de su negocio | Company Email

What we are doing with the food bank initiative?

- We have established an emergency food bank to help local people through this period of living under the threat of the Coronavirus.

- We are aiming to help those people in our local area who have lost their jobs specifically due to the outbreak and have no other form of income.

- We are utilizing our management skills, network of contacts, personal resources and energy to make an immediate impact to support families in need.

- We will work with local organizations wherever possible to make the maximum impact.

What we are not doing?

- We will not take funds or resources from organizations already supporting disadvantaged families in our area.

- We will remain in place supporting families until the outbreak has past and then hand over our remaining assets, resources and facilites to existing non-profit organizations in the area.

- We will not charge any administration fees in order that 100% of the donations received will reach the families that need it. 

Super Langosta

Playa Langosta, Costa Rica

Drop off times
Monday thru Friday
7:00 am - 9:00 pm

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Super Massai

Flamingo, Costa Rica

Drop off times
Monday thru Sunday
7:00 am - 7:00 pm

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Super MerKado

Surfside, Costa Rica

Drop off times
Monday thru Sunday
7:30 am - 9:00 pm

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Super Conchal

Brasilito, Costa Rica

Drop off times
Monday thru Sunday
7:00 am - 7:00 pm

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Beach Community Church

Brasilito, Costa Rica

Drop off times
Monday thru Sunday
9:00 am - 5:00 pm

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Supermarket Las Olas

Tamarindo, Costa Rica

Drop off times
Monday thru Sunday
8:00 am - 9:30 pm

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Super 2001

Tamarindo, Costa Rica

Drop off times 
Monday thru Sunday
7:00 am - 10:45 pm

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