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Call to support Contra Viento Y Marea Comedor as they continue their work in Tijuana in the midst of the coronavirus outbreak.
Contra Viento Y Marea Comedor is an autonomous mutual aid project that has been on the front lines of the war against migrants and the poor, providing essential goods like soap, blankets, tents, etc. for free.
The virus doesn’t care about borders, and our mutual aid projects shouldn’t either. Our response to this global crisis can and should be transnational. Our community kitchen and donation center in Tijuana, Baja California is still serving free meals, giving out survival goods, and holding free medical clinics every other Saturday, despite the coronavirus being declared a pandemic.
In fact, we just held a free clinic today. In the coming week, we plan to setup a hand washing station at our place so folks who live on the street can use it. Furthermore, we have plans to continue serving free hot meals for our community of migrants, homeless adults and youth, recently deported people and working class families, and anyone that needs them.
We are a group that relies on donations from the US and despite seeing donations decrease, we have enough rice and beans to keep serving for the next two months at least. In the meantime, we hope that more folks can learn about our project and will donate funds so we can continue serving meals. Our Venmo is @tjrefugee-support. Our GoFundMe to support our brave volunteers is here. We hope you’ll stand in solidarity with us during these difficult times. We stand with you!