Project Category: Food Pantry
Number of Participants: 1 - 100 depending on project
Duration of Project: Varies depending on activities
Cost: Depending on project
Service Opportunities: Food pantry, building/renovation projects, financial/material donations
Location: Emmastraat 21, Oranjestad, Aruba MAP LINK
At the top of the wish-list for this organization is to add on a kitchen to the facility. Additionally, they would like to increase the number of food baskets distributed each month, obtain a vehicle for transporting, upgrade the warehouse, and upgrade their social market, “Cosoma.” FPNC also collects school supplies every August for needy families, and in December, more than 100 volunteers are recruited to help with their meal packaging event. Financial and material donations, including clothing for children and adults, is always appreciated.
Impact: Mission: To eradicate poverty, emotional distress, and social exclusion. FPNC promotes participation, poverty assistance, and well-being on Aruba. Fundashon pa Nos Comunidad, which translates to Foundation for Our Community, has been in existence since 2009. This foundation is essentially Aruba’s food bank. With the collaboration of other local organizations and a community of compassionate volunteers, more than 3000 families have been helped. FPNC provides bread to families three times a week, as well as a general food basket each month. The organization is launching a second phase which will provide the necessary tools to help individuals reintegrate and participate in the labor market.
Volunteer Responsibilities: Varies depending on activities