NOTTINGHAM-based charity, The Rosie May Foundation had fed almost 1000 people – following World Hunger Day on 28th May 2020.
Since Sri Lanka went into lockdown the charity has delivered 120 food parcels, the first drop of 30 food parcels being in April and the second earlier on this month.
Globally, one in nine people go hungry. Since the news that COVID-19 may double the number of people facing acute hunger and the World Health Organisation has advised that ‘more people will die of hunger than of COVID-19’ the charity has launched an Emergency Appeal and raised nearly £8000 in nearly two months.
Mary Storrie, Founder of The Rosie May Foundation said:
“The results of no tourism to Sri Lanka is having a devastating impact on the Country. With many people out-of-work and no savings to fall back upon, parents are struggling to feed their family. We are supporting communities and families with basic food parcels in a bid to lessen world hunger.”
Once food parcel, costing £15 can feed one family for one month. The food parcels contain 5kg Red rice, 1kg Dhal, 1kg Big Onions, 1kg Potato, 200g Tea leaves, 1kg sugar, 400g Milk powder, 1kg Wheat flour, 1kg Green gram, 1kg Chickpeas, 2 tins canned fish, 2 Sunlight soaps, 1 toothpaste, 500g Washing powder, 2 Velvet soaps and 1 packet of chocolate biscuits.
The Nottingham based charity has long-established relationships with both Nepal and Sri Lanka educating and skill training single mums, providing them with a sustainable income to keep families together.
“It’s been reported that people would rather die of COVID-19 than starvation – an unthinkable choice for anyone to make.”