THROUGHOUT the coronavirus pandemic, we have been privileged to be able to continue to provide food, not only to the children previously registered in our programmes but also to new contacts passed on to us by the municipal authorities in Albania.
While our centres have been closed and unable to provide individually cooked meals, we have been able to fill the gap by providing and delivering food parcels that benefit the whole family. As our centres have now reopened for collections only, we have just introduced ‘Living Water Adopt-A-Child Albania’ branded boxes to accommodate the food parcels we distribute to our children, as well as those on the Women In Need Albania programme. When filled with food, each box costs about £7.00 to buy and provides not only our children but also their whole families with the basic ingredients for 8-10 meals. Boxes are distributed regularly, and where a family has more than one child registered with us, each child receives one box, so the larger families benefit proportionately! The boxes themselves can also be used by the families or recycled – a much better option for the environment than using plastic bags!
We hope that these branded boxes will help others in the villages where distribution takes place to easily recognise where they are coming from, and hopefully, curiosity will draw them to investigate what we are doing in their vicinity. The more people who are drawn to us and get involved in our programmes, the more opportunities we will have to bring practical help and long-term hope to struggling families in these communities and beyond.
Visit our website to learn more about how to sponsor a child/vulnerable adult: https://uk.adopt-a-child.com/sponsorship.
To support the food parcel project, please visit: https://uk.adopt-a-child.com/product/AFP/food-parcels.