San Francisco de Asís Dining Room for Migrants
The Franciscan Province of San Junípero Serra is located in northwestern Mexico in the states of Baja California Norte, Baja California Sur, Sonora, and Sinaloa. In the state of Sinaloa, in the city of Mazatlán, there is a fraternity of brothers who have served the parish of San Francisco de Asís since 1984, in the neighborhood of Salvador Allende, which is in one of the poorest neighborhoods in the port of Mazatlan.
The San Francisco de Asís Dining Room for Migrants, for the last eight, is a project in favor of migrants attended by Franciscan religious and many committed lay people who belong to the parish. The brothers and sisters come mainly from Central American countries: Honduras, El Salvador, Guatemala, Nicaragua, and Belize, and also from Mexican states in the south of the country. They are bound for the United States of America or are returning to their countries of origin. Approximately 95% of immigrants we serve aim to immigrate to the United States in search of work, seeking a better quality of life and an escape from extreme poverty and violence.
IMPORTANT NOTICE COVID-19
Currently due to COVID-19 and health laws, we are unable to host migrants in our shelter. However, we provide food, showers, clothing, basic medical care, and communication with their families.
The San Francisco de Asís accepts donations and local volunteers who can provide their own food and lodging. You can communicate with Fray Agustín who is responsible for the administration of the center.
Mazatlán, Sinaloa, Mexico
Fr. Agustín Udberto García Aranguré, OFM
Tel. San Francisco de Asís Parish Office 6699842093; Cell: 6692602166.
Calle Alfonso G. Calderón 309, Salvador Allende, 82164 Mazatlán, Sinaloa, Mexico