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PEACE Action for Food Program Hits the Ground Running

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October 12, 2012

For more information about the "Protectores Action for Food" program, please send an email to ceci(at)peacemexico.org. To learn more about PEACE Puerto Vallarta Home Tours, click HERE.

Puerto Vallarta, Mexico - We are excited to announce the launch of the PEACE Action for Food program in Puerto Vallarta! The PEACE "PV Protectores Action for Food" program is funded by the proceeds from PEACE Puerto Vallarta Home Tours, an initiative run entirely by volunteers.

Attendance for the tours was up 12% last season and the tours grossed over $250,000 pesos, which was banked until September (or Septihambre as its known locally because its the month when hunger is at its highest, being the slowest month of the year in tourism) at which time the Action for Food program, (which tour funds support) began.

Action for Food is a program where people living in some of the poorest colonias in the Vallarta area meet with members of PEACE and identify work projects in their community, such as removing graffitti from buildings, picking up trash, painting schools, weeding public areas, etc. Two hours of volunteering on the project gives each person a food basket containing 10 meals.

Here are the numbers from the beginning of the program in September:

Total number of participants: 48
Estimated number of people benefited: 200
Neighborhoods worked in: Paso Ancho & Col. Buenos Aires

The population is responding very well. We have more people asking to be participants than we can currently afford to support, which is our incentive for growing the tours.

Tours will resume on Tuesday, November 20th and will end on March 26th although well be closed on December 25th and January 1st. We hope to increase ticket sales once again this season so were able to help even more of those in need.

For more information on PEACE Home Tours, or to make your reservations, please visit PeaceHomeToursPv.com, or PeaceMexico.org.

For more information about the "Protectores Action for Food" program please send an email to ceci(at)peacemexico.org.

A big thanks to all participants and volunteers who help to make this program a success!

PEACE, (Protection, Education, Animals, Culture, Environment) established in 2005, is a 501(c) 3 nonprofit organization made up of three main programs which focus on education, animal well-being, and environmental protection in the Bay of Banderas, Nayarit, Mexico. PEACE works hand-in-hand with communities in Mexico to provide holistic education, combined with community action programs that enable people to improve their quality of life as well as their financial stability.

For more information, please visit PeaceMexico.org, or
click HERE to read more about PEACE

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