LEARN ABOUT OPERATION FEED
We are a community based charity.
We take no money from the mexico
government-federal, state, or local.
All donations go directly to the people of
San Juan Cosala through our initiatives.
WHO WE ARE?
We are a group of people dedicated to providing food and improving the lives of the very poor and marginalized people of the village of San Juan Cosala, Jalisco, Mexico. We provide weekly food despensas for those who would go hungry without our aid. Many of our recipients are elderly, disabled, and children who are hungry. We also support new program initiatives to involve the people in developing additional income sources and skills, thereby offering them a “hand up” and not just a “hand out”.
Our goal is to help these people live productive lives, free from hunger.
In the early 2000s, a Board of Directors was established to manage the Operation Feed program. The
Board is staffed by volunteers. Voted in as Board Members and Directors for 2022:
Executive Board Members
President - Janine Kirkland
Vice President of Despensa - Janet Dyer
Vice President of Clothing Center - Pamela Meade
Vice President of Vision and Health - Lin Schaye
Treasurer - Jon Seaborg
Secretary - Deb Gang
Penny and Bernie St Louis - Facilities
Araceli Kopiloff - Fundraising and Events
Javier Guardado - Community Outreach
David Greulich - Public Relations
Agustin Vazquez Calvario - Community Liaison
Children’s Summer Camp - Jerelyn Fyvolent
Egg Ladies - Melody Peterson
Nutrition and Cooking Classes - Sergio Suarez
Vision Screening - Lin Schaye
Micro Business - Janine Kirkland
Scholarship - Randy Shenk
Website - Araceli Kopiloff
Photographer - Brian Braff