THE Lions Club of Diamond/Grove on Sunday distributed the first 50 of a total of 300 food and sanitisation hampers to families across communities in Diamond/Grove, East Bank of Demerara.
The remaining 250 hampers will be delivered in the coming weeks — 50 each weekend — until the target is met.
The good gesture comes as families all across the country continue to battle the adverse impact of the COVID-19 pandemic. The donation falls under the club’s global cause – Hunger. It is the club’s belief that true community improvement depends on the thriving of its members.
The club hopes that through these projects, community members in service areas will have access to nutritious foods and sanitisation items.
The club is also conducting projects to bring relief to people in the areas of disaster relief and health, as well as the environment.
The project by the Lions Club of Diamond/Grove which began on Sunday is supported by several corporate partners including Republic Bank Limited, Solar Media Team, MACORP, John Fernandes Limited and the selfless contributions of individuals.
During the past year, in direct response to the effects of the pandemic, the club engaged in several other projects including the distribution of masks and sanitisation supplies, even as members continue to support ongoing humanitarian and charitable causes.
The club will also be starting its monthly feeding programme at the Diamond Primary School from September 2021.
According to Lions International, 815 million people were affected by hunger in 2016: 11 per cent of the global population; 155 million children under age five are stunted due to chronic malnutrition; 1/3 of annual food production is lost or wasted throughout the supply chain; and 33 per cent of women of reproductive age suffer from anaemia