Our program continues to grow and we need your help. Please donate today.


100% tax deductible donations.


Please donate and help us provide families in the Tamarindo area with 1-week of provisions.

Donations are greatly appreciated and certainly needed as we continue to grow the number of families in the program.

100% of your tax deductible donation goes directly to purchasing food for families in the Tamarindo area.


Who we are?

We are a non-profit registered association in Costa Rica named “Asociacion Banco de Comida Las Playas”.
The Las Playas Food Bank is a non-profit registered association in Costa Rica that helps provide food & provisions for over 100 local families in the Tamarindo and surrounding areas. The organization was started over 3 years ago by Ms. Valerie Eschuk and it is now her life mission to assist as many families as possible with this program. Everyone involved with helping is very humbled by the opportunity to serve our neighbors in need and would love to do more. This organization benefits directly from your contributions and leads to more families being able to enter the program.

What we do?

We provide families with 1-weeks worth of provisions each month, when they do not have enough to eat.

Who we help?

We focus on local families that struggle to provide food on the table for the entire month.  We supplement these families with 1-weeks worth of food so that they can make it through the last week of the month.  Families are brought into the program by personal recommendations and are interviewed to enter the program.  The poor, the blind, the paralyzed, the elderly, the terminally ill, single mothers, those with recent surgeries, and families who cannot find work to support themselves are some of the types of people we are able to help.

What do they receive?

  • Rice
  • Sugar
  • Black Beans
  • Corn Flour
  • Crisco
  • Milk
  • Salt
  • Oatmeal
  • Tuna
  • Spaghetti Noodles/Sauce
  • Crackers
  • Soup mix
  • Seasonings
  • Washing detergent
  • Toothpaste
  • Toilet paper

How we are funded?

We receive monthly donations from Tamarindo Church, Beaches Community Church, as well as donations from individuals local and abroad.

There are people in the world so hungry, that God cannot appear to them except in the form of bread.

Mahatma Gandhi

Hunger knows no friend but its feeder.


You can’t build a peaceful world on empty stomachs and human misery.

Dr. Norman Ernest Borlaug

How can you help?

Donate through our website

All US donations are 100% tax deductible and you will receive an itemized year end receipt for all donations.

Donation via bank

You can make a deposit in our bank account: Asociacion Banco de Comida Las Playas # 200-01-145-014025-9 Banco National.

Monthly donations

Sign up for a recurring monthly donation on our website. All US donations are 100% tax deductible and you will receive an itemized year end receipt for all donations.

Donations are greatly appreciated and certainly needed as we continue to grow the number of families in the program.

“Thank you for your donation and interest in helping the people of the Las Playas Food Bank in Costa Rica. Your donation is very important to all of us. Your gifts mean so much to the people who receive them, and they are very thankful for your generosity.”

Visit ACI to Donate
We have partnered with ACI, Assisting Christian Individuals, International which is an organization that works with missionaries around the world. ACI is recognized as a 501(c)(3) organization so all US donations are 100% tax deductible. When you give through ACI, you will receive a year end tax-deductible receipt for your donation. If you need assistance in making your donation, please contact Christine at christine@aciint.org.
To make a U.S. Tax-Deductible Donation please use the following options:


DONATE ONLINE by Credit Card or Paypal through the ACI website

  • When giving online through ACI, you will be given the option to give a one time gift or recurring monthly donations.
  • NOTE: There will be a box where you can fill in the name of a “preferred worker/missionary”.
    Simply write “Las Playas Food Bank, ESC”after Las Playas Food Bank for ACI


Donate by Mailing a Check or by Bank Transfer through ACI

  • We are excited to also accept checks or direct drafts from a checking account.
  • Please make a note of donating to “Las Playas Food Bank” when mailing a check or transferring bank funds.
“We want to say thank you so much for deciding to donate to Las Playas Food Bank – it is donations like yours that allows us to keep growing the program and impacting those around us. This wouldn’t be possible without the generosity of people like you. Thank You!”

US: +1-832-328-6969
Costa Rica Cell: +506-8895-0410
Costa Rica Home: +506-2653-0045
Email: valeriesfoods@gmail.com