While many families here in the United States regularly enjoy fresh fruit, dried fruit, and nuts, most of the populace around the world is not able to do so. It is a treat for people in Nicaragua to receive a package with dried fruit and possibly nuts inside of it. In October 2013, a group of hardworking folks met to pack 1500 pounds of raisins and 500 pounds of almonds in 1 lb. packages. These were shipped to Christian Aid Ministries for distribution to the various countries that they support. These are put in their relief food boxes and are received with great appreciation.