In our June newsletter we announced an opportunity to contribute toward food kits being assembled by the Guatemala Partnership of New Castle Presbytery in Delaware for our friends in Guatemala. The Guatemala Partnership coordinates, as does our church, with CEDEPCA and the Association of Mam Christian Women for Development in outreach to Guatemala. The message below from the Guatemala Partnership website describes the arrival of the food kits. To learn more and see photos from the scene, watch this short video. Thanks for your support!
Food Kit Delivery Day!
We have an exciting update to share with you: Emergency food kits are being delivered in Guatemala as we speak!
Since launching this initiative in May, we have received an unprecedented level of support that quickly surpassed our original goal of providing 300 food kits to families in need. We are truly grateful to those of you who contributed to this project. We also want to recognize the exceptional work of our in-country partners: CEDEPCA and the Association of Mam Christian Women for Development.
Without their dedication and coordination, this project would not be possible. Strict travel restrictions and disrupted food supply chains in Guatemala have made the logistics of this program very difficult. But these two non-profit organizations are used to working collaboratively and were able to meet the challenge seamlessly and safely, resulting in each Association family receiving a food kit.
In addition to these food kits, which will feed a family of five for one month, many women are also receiving egg-laying chickens that will provide a sustainable source of protein for their families during the next year.
Without a doubt, the fall-out from COVID-19 will continue to exacerbate already high levels of chronic malnutrition and food insecurity in rural Guatemala. Our work to address this critical need will not falter, and deliveries of chickens and food kits will be ongoing. Please support our efforts by making a gift, spreading the word, and lifting up our Guatemalan friends in prayer. Thank you!