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What Is A Taste of Guatemala?

​A Taste of Guatemala is an annual event featuring the finest offerings of Guatemalan music, culture and cuisine and whose mission is to provide financial support to two organizations serving the poorest of the poor in Guatemala The Friends of San Lucas and Mayan Families.   


​The event will take place on Friday, June 22, 2018 from 6:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m. at the Youth Center of the Basilica of St. Patrick's Old Cathedral located at 268 Mulberry Street, New York, NY 10012.

The event is co-sponsored by the New York Chapter Knights of Columbus and the New York County Board of  the Ancient Order of Hibernians.


























The Friends of San Lucas was created to carry on the legacy of Fr. Greg Schaffer, by listening, responding to and walking in solidarity with the people of San Lucas Tolimán in an effort to alleviate the suffering and dependency created by the ‘process of poverty’.”  The Friends serve as a bridge, to share with our brothers and sisters in the United States of America who have been associated with our mission, by offering hospitality, and by sharing the culture, struggles, hopes, and aspirations of the people of Guatemala and through this avenue of solidarity provide funding to keep the projects going.


Mayan Families works to educate, feed, shelter and heal the impoverished populations of Lake Atitlán. and facilitate enduring, sustainable programs that promote community development. Their objective is to stimulate long-term progress through school sponsorships, health initiatives, vocational training and microfinance while providing emergency services to those in critical need. We aim to empower and collaborate with each community we work with to create lasting positive growth.

Recent Projects


Friends of San Lucas - Colegio Gregorio Schaffer
The school strengthened its math and reading programs and implemented professional development courses for its teachers.


Mayan Families - Clinic Welcomes First Full Time Physician 
The Charlie Gomez Medical Clinic is pleased to announce the addition of a new staff member: Dra. Silvia Zacarias, our first full-time, permanent physician!


Friends of San Lucas - Annual Report
Read the annual report filed by the Friends of San Lucas. 


Mayan Families - Bringing Clean Water into Homes
Using the funds you provided, we sent a huge shipment to rural villages in 

Afghanistan.


Friends of San Lucas - Housing Program
he Housing Program seeks to address the land ownership disparity by providing a dignified place to live for those without.