There are many families, mostly single, abandoned & widowed mothers, who cannot afford to provide the traditional Christmas celebration for their family. A food basket costs $30US and provides a Christmas Tamale celebration meal for a family of 10 or more.
The plastic basket that hold all the food. This can be used by the family to stack dishes, wash dishes or hold food
Ingredients for the tamales
Oil, 15 lbs of Rice to make the tamales, a block of drinking chocolate (this is traditional to drink at midnight), a loaf of bread with which they eat the tamales at midnight, raisins for the tamales, grapes, apples, sugar, 5lbs of meat, tomatoes, one pound of coffee, leaves to wrap the tamales, cloves, pepper, sesame and pumpkin seeds.
Getting ready for the party. The women of San Jorge sorted and wrapped donations received by Mayan Families.