Lusaka, 15 August, 2020 / 11:30 pm (ACI Africa).
Members of Religious Institute of the Salesians of Don Bosco (SDB) ministering in Zambia and South Sudan are realizing feeding programs in the two African countries through a food donation initiative, which Salesian Missions, the U.S.-based development arm of SDB is facilitating, a report sent to ACI Africa indicates.
In Zambia, a rice donation was delivered to Mary Help of Christians Centre in the Archdiocese of Kasama in May for distribution to needy families.
The donation was realized in partnership with “Feed My Starving Children,” a non-profit Christian organization committed to “feeding God’s children hungry in body and spirit.”
“The rice is the manna that we have waited for to help people. It’s normal for us to see poor children in need of nutrition but with the pandemic, many people are struggling,” Sr. Godelive who serves at the Mary Help of Christians Centre in Zambia’s Kasama Archdiocese says in the Thursday, August 13 report, which Salesian Missions Media Representative, Hannah Gregory shared with ACI Africa.
The Salesian nun adds referencing her community members at the Centre, “We have many people coming to our door to beg for food. The rice is a solution for us. It allows us to help the poor who knock at our door.”