We are working with the poorest of the poor and many of these people are not able to provide so their family can eat properly. We have designed a Feeding Program where we feed some of these poor a hot meal once a day five days a week. Others that live to far from the church to come every day are giving a monthly bag of food to help them throughout the month. The majority are children although we have also added some widows who have not been looked after in other ways.
This program depends totally on the support of sponsors who agree to sponsor one or more of the needy people for a year. Not all of the children we are now feeding are sponsored. You wouldn’t believe how hard it is to say to one member of the family, you can come to the feeding program but your little brother or sister here can’t because we don’t have enough sponsors. Then to see the little one who happens to be standing there, looking up into your face with their big dark eyes, and then to see the look of hope fade and a look of sadness appear on their faces and their eyes begin to fill up with tears. It’s hard to handle. We need sponsors.
Once to three times a year we try and provide food bags to the many poor that we deal with on a regular basis. This provides enough basic food for the person for 2 to 3 weeks. We usually try and do this around Christmas and Easter, so they can be able to celebrate the birth and resurrection of our Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ, and maybe once in the summer.