Our current focus is on providing food relief for many starving Zimbabwean families. According to USAID Zimbabwe, “The 2019 Zimbabwe Vulnerability Assessment Committee projects an estimated 5.5 million rural Zimbabweans to be food insecure during the peak of the 2019/20 lean season, with 3.8 million people in need of food assistance.” The situation has since worsened with more than 7 million rural Zimbabweans being food insecure, and a further 2.2 million people living in urban areas being cereal food insecure. Add into the mix that Zimbabwe is experiencing severe drought and large-scale crop failure, economic instability, and an international lockdown due to the Covid-19 pandemic, the outlook looks bleak for most of the country. In our immediate surroundings we are being overwhelmed by the request for food assistance. Many people are living of less than four slices of bread a day and the next days meal is far from certain.
Our immediate objective is to address some of the most desperate food insecure cases within our immediate community and raise funds for food relief. We will start by securing food for 450 individuals and 100 families for the next six months. An individual food pack costs a mere $0.75 a day for 3 nutritious meals and, feeding a family of six will cost $2.50 a day. The food packs are manufactured with 3 to 4 well-balanced meals in mind and meets the most basic core daily needs – a plate of food! The meals in each food pack are as follows:
Breakfast: SUPA Energy Breakfast Porridge
Lunch: SUPA SAMP and Beans
Dinner: SUPA Combo meal (soya mice, dehydrated vegetables, and rice) SUPA Creamy Soup mix
FUNDING REQUIRED – $ 105,750
(This total includes 2700 individual food parcels and 600 family pack food parcels distributed over 6 months to 450 individuals per month and 100 families per month)