Ancora Ministries is all about kids and their families. Our primary goal is to meet the physical needs of healthy food and safety that will help the children we serve reach their potential, both in Guatemala and in Central Texas.
We have 100 children enrolled in our nutrition program in the rural area outside of Cuilapa, about 50 miles south of Guatemala City, and 100 children enrolled in nutrition programs in communities in and around Guatemala City. The nutrition programs provide a daily supplement containing all of the vitamins and minerals essential to brain growth and physiological development to children between the ages of 6 months and 6 years.
Every Friday, we send "backpack bags" of food home with 145 students in Hays County, TX. These bags contain enough food to provide for every meal over the weekend (plus snacks and some extras for sharing with siblings), so that the students have enough to eat until they are back at school for breakfast on Monday morning.
We provide nearly 500 meals each month to senior citizens in San Miguel Petapa, an urban community just outside of Guatemala City. These individuals are unable to work and do not have family close by to support them.
In Texas, we have helped over 6000 people – over 1400 families - by providing nearly 40,000 meals since 2020, through HaysHope2Go, local church programs, and emergency assistance.
OUR TOTAL IMPACT IN GUATEMALA
Our BIG plans for 2023 include launching a new community partnership in Guatemala, and launching 1 or possibly 2 food insecurity programs in Central Texas. Join us on Giving Tuesday and let's impact even MORE lives in 2023!