Stand By Me

Coronavirus response

Urgent appeal to provide vital food parcels for our children's families

$121,867.50 raised of $150,000 target
1097 supporters

With little access to water, soap, sanitiser, having no purchasing power to buy enough food and being unable to self isolate in fear of losing their fragile employment and income, our children and their families are at risk.

As Coronavirus has spread, our schools around the world have closed for our children's protection. It is worth pausing our children’s education to protect their health but our children cannot afford to miss out on their lifeline of regular meals received at school. With their families too poor to provide adequate food at home, malnourishment and even starvation are a very real danger.

To ensure that no child goes hungry, in faith we are providing food parcels to every family in our care, starting with the most destitute and at risk. Each food parcel costs £40 and will provide a family with a month's supply of essential food and soap to keep a family nourished and healthy while enabling them to stay safe and remain isolated at home. 

So far in Colombia, Ethiopia and Romania we have provided food parcels for over 1500 families but there are many more families who need this lifeline.  

We would be so grateful for any contribution you can make towards a food parcel, bringing security and hope to a family for as long as is required. 

Update November 2020: As our children start to return to our schools, in order to maintain their safety and keeping them socially distanced it will be necessary to have them attend on a rota basis meaning they will only be able to come 2/3 days out of 5. This means we continue to face the challenge of how to feed them when they are not in school and so we are going to extend the monthly food parcels our children and their families receive for the next 6 months. Thank you for your amazing support so far and your continued help to meet this need.  

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