El Comedor Kitchen at El Sagrario in Patzcuaro
El Comedor Kitchen offers a comida, meal program for the poor and elderly at El Sagrario, the ancient church with all the arches on Calle Lerin. The volunteers cook and feed between from 40 to 50 people with a hot 3-course meal Monday thru Saturday and with a bag lunch on Sunday.
We are always in need of food, including important staple items, such as: oil, frijoles, rice, sugar, and powdered milk.
Besides the staples, any type of fresh fruits and vegetables(melons, pineapples, bananas, tomatoes, onions, zucchinis, green beans, etc.) are always appreciated and anything anyone brings (fresh, canned, bagged, or whatever) will certainly be put to good use.
Rick Davis has kindly agreed to allow us to drop off these items at his business location, El Manantial, south of the Basilica, directly across from the Museo and 1 block from Plaza Grande, in Patzcuaro
Note: El Manantial's hours are 11 am to 7 PM, Sundays til 6, and is closed on Wednesdays.
Phone: (434) 342-6152
The kitchen is open from 12-2 each day while the food is being prepared & then it's put in containers for our guests to take home with them or eat on the steps outside.
If anyone wants to drop by with any type of donation for this incredibly worthy project it would be highly appreciated. For many of the people who come to eat, this is the only meal they'll eat that day, and each one is absolutely precious!
If anyone has the time and would like to be involved in cooking and serving food, you can show up at El Sagrario at 12 and you will be put to work. No experience is necessary, but it's recommended that you bring your own sharp knife. Every day there is someone in charge, so you won't be on your own. If cooking isn't your thing, but you'd still like to contribute, we can always use donations of fresh fruits or vegetables--tomatoes, carrots, potatoes, green beans, etc.
Any food you might want to donate, we'll make something out of it!
Donate using PayPal
If you’re reading this from afar, where dropping off physical items at El Sagrario is not an option, there’s still a way to help – cash sent via PayPal. The account is operated by Doug (a.k.a. James Butler) and is set-up to receive donations. The service is fast, secure and free (no PayPal fees), and you can be confident that your contributions will be applied to feeding the hungry in Pátzcuaro. Here are the simple steps if you’re a PayPal member (and signing up is easy if you’re not):
1. Log in to your PayPal account
2. Click on “Send Money” on the top line.
3. Enter “firstname.lastname@example.org” where it says “To” (no quotes).
4. Enter the amount you’d like to contribute and click the “Personal” tab, and then “Gift”.
5. On the next “Review your payment and send” screen, you should see your contribution amount and a fee of $0. It will say “James will receive $xx”. “James” is the name on the account, but the money is going to the soup kitchen.
6. In the optional Message field at the bottom of the screen, put “Contribution for El Sagrario food program”
7. Click “Send Money” on the next screen and you’re done.