Personal Hygiene Items:

Diapers, toothpaste and toothbrushes, soap, shampoo, dish soap, bathroom tissue, and more.

Food:

Rice, beans, pasta, pasta sauce, bread, salt, oil, oatmeal, sugar, flour, fruit, snacks, and more.

Home Furnishings:

Beds, dressers, window AC units and fans, space heaters, shelves, sofas, dining room sets, tables, desks, chairs, and more. 

The COVID-19 pandemic challenged Amigos to think creatively and actively to support families during this difficult time. Many of the Latino families were under significant stress because they had lost their jobs and children were at home learning online. Soon we realized that basic needs had to be met.  

We organized Food distribution once or twice a month with the help of funders, volunteers and program staff. To participate, families need to fill out a registration form that allows us to assess the size of the family and their financial situation. Everyone who applies for the meal-baskets is approved and receives assistance including food, toiletries, diapers, and other hygiene necessities.

We do a contactless delivery directly to the family’s cars to minimize the risk of contagion. For updated information and/or to register for the food giveaway, we invite you to check our Facebook page where we post details about our food distribution.

Find us on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/amigosrichmond/ for updates and photos of our efforts! Give us a like and you can stay current on recent and future events!

How to participate

We organize our Food Pantry Distribution at least once a month. To participate, families need to fill out a registration form that allows us to assess the size of the family and their financial situation. Everyone who applies for the meal-baskets is approved and receives assistance including food, toiletries, diapers, and other hygiene necessities. We do a contactless delivery directly to the family’s cars to minimize the risk of contagion. For updated information and/or to register for the food giveaway, we invite you to check our Facebook page where we post details about our food distribution.

Find us on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/amigosrichmond/ for updates and photos of our efforts! Give us a like and you can stay current on recent and future events!

Impact

The Amigos Food Distribution program has grown considerably in the short time since it was created. In less than three months, we have been able to serve more than 200 families in the Wayne County area. In our largest drive so far, 311 people were able to attend, of which 165 were children. So far, we have been able to serve 856 individuals.

To support our efforts with a monetary contribution, please click on the yellow donate button on the right side of the screen.

What Families Are Saying

Pues a mi en lo personal me a ayudado muchos pues yo soy madre soltera de 5 niňos todas menores de edad lo que dan me a servido de mucho para alimentar a mis hijos y estoy muy agradecida con todos los miembros de grupo amigos latinos por lo que hacen por nuestra comunidad muchas gracias a todos los hacen esto posible.”

“Personally, [the Amigos Food Pantry program] has helped me a lot. I am a single mother of five children. The program has helped me a lot to feed my children. I am very thankful to all the members of Amigos for everything they do for our community. Thank you to everyone who makes this possible”

“Este programa ha sido de gran ayuda, sobre todo porque los productos que nos han dado son los que nosotros como latinos conocemos y consumimos..gracias!”

“This program has been of great help, especially because all the products we have been given are the ones that we, as Latino families, consume…. Thank you!”

Nos ayudado mucho porque con esta pandemia, muchos nos quedamos sin trabajo y con esta ayuda hemos sobrevivido”

“[The Amigos Food Pantry program] has helped us a lot. Due to this pandemic, many of us lost our jobs. Thanks to this aid, we have been able to make it through”

Our Partners and how to contribute. 

This program would not be possible without our amazing donors and volunteers. We thank them for their generous support. If you would like to support our cause, whether monetary or with goods, or if you have any questions, we invite you to contact our Director of Operations, Claudia Edwards, at 765-965-5803 or 765-265-1611 . Your contribution is very important to us. We and the Latino community thank you!

Current Amigos COVID-19 Relief Program Sponsors:

Tre Ronne | Pat Ronne | Jaynne Rivas | Chris Geeslin | Julien Simon | Alejandra Beier

 Extra COVID resources

Testing sites in Richmond

There is a free testing mobile site at the former Elder Bearman in Richmond, Indiana: 601 Promenade, Richmond, Indiana 47374. People interested in testing are welcome to walk in without needing to present any symptoms or knowledge of previous exposure.

Wayne County Trustee’s Office

There is an aid for bills and rest for qualifying families. To get information on requirements and the application process, please call (765) 973-9392.