Kampala, 25 December, 2021 / 2:45 pm (ACI Africa).
Hundreds of poor families in the East African nation of Uganda have received nutritional support from members of the Religious Institute of the Salesians of Don Bosco (SBD) in a collaborative initiative.
The rice meals are provided through a partnership between the U.S. development arm of the SDB, Salesian Missions, and Rise Against Hunger, an international relief organization that provides food and life-saving support to vulnerable people across the globe.
The donation was sent to Don Bosco Children and Life Mission (Don Bosco CALM) centers in Bombo, Kamuli, and Namugongo towns.
“The rice-meals helped 300 families have better nutrition over five months of the COVID-19 pandemic lockdown,” SDB officials say in a Tuesday, December 7 report.
The Salesians say the food aid was “particularly important” at the height of COVID-19 last year as “many families had no way to earn even a meager income for food during this time.”