As Mónika Ortega, one of the organizers of the free food initiative noted, “In Sayulita, we live day-to-day, and none of us have a steady income. It’s our responsibility to take care of one another.” Over 20 volunteers have since joined the effort, buying and donating food, cooking, and serving meals to hundreds of people five days a week.
The food service runs from 2pm to about 3pm, or until the food is gone, from Monday to Friday, and it has even inspired a couple other local restaurants to participate, offering free food to supplement the food on offer at the drive.
With bars and restaurants shuttered for the pandemic, many bartenders and other hospitality staff have joined the effort, working to feed the many hungry mouths waiting in line for the day’s fare. Donations of food and cash are accepted at the drive, and some generous fishers share their day’s catch with the team.
Sayulita free food drive update
Sayulita is open again which means more people in the community are back to work – yipee! The Sayulita free food drive will end this September. It run from May 2020 and we want to thank Monika and the rest of the crew for their service and unconditional love they have given to the pueblo. It really is amazing to be part of this wonderful community!