Thanks to the generosity of Floris UMC and other supporters, the CRC distributed "half-bags" (25kg) of rice to 110 more families who have been made vulnerable by the economic downturn caused by COVID prevention measures (See previous story Needy families receive emergency food from Child Reintegration Centre.)
Living in one of the poorest nations in the world, most families in Sierra Leone already struggle to feed their children, and the families the CRC serves are among the most vulnerable. Policies instituted by the Sierra Leone government to limit the spread of the virus have pushed these families to the very edge of survival .
“My mother and I are very happy to have received a bag of rice today," CRC student Abu told case manager Victor. "I considered it an immense blessing for our family at home. This morning there was no food in the house. We didn’t eat any food this morning. When I reach home with the rice, my mum will definitely prepare some cups of rice."
CRC parent Sallay was so grateful for the food donation. “Oh, the CRC, they always give to their families and children at the right time. To be honest, I have not cooked for the past three days. My children and I were eating gari and sometimes bread. Receiving this bag of rice is a lifesaving moment. May God bless the CRC and our sponsors. I am indeed grateful to God for this,” she said.