COVID 19 is a global challenge.

The pandemic has brought hunger to millions of people around the world. National lockdowns and social distancing measures are drying up work and incomes, and are likely to disrupt agricultural production and supply routes — leaving millions to worry how they will get enough to eat.

FOOD DONATIONS FROM FREINDS & PARTNERS OF PLUG ALL OVER THE WORLD

The Government of Uganda and World Health Organisation WHO put in place SOPs that are being followed promptly as people stay at home. The second lockdown is for 42 days. This has had huge effects especially for the most vulnerable in our communities - women and children. Most of Uganda’s urban residents are a hand-to-mouth lot. Literally, they live off their ability to make it to city center every day. A slight disruption in this routine means people will go hungry at home.

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However, the condition in the slums of Kampala is worst with majority lacking food. The most affected are single mothers, families headed by children and families with children with disabilities. With the second lockdown being reinstated, there is so much worry among the households. Over the past weeks 6 people were announced dead due to hunger, (Meaning the hunger is becoming a more dangerous threat than covid 19).

From the virtual home visits we conducted we learnt that the situation has left many families able to afford just one meal a day and some going without a meal for over 24 hours. It’s upon this background that the organization commences on a campaign to raise money that can feed an average of 200 families weekly. $10 can feed a family of 5.

From our friends, partners and donors, we were blessed to receive food donations for the vulnerable women and Children and the slum communities of Kamocha Bukoto, kiggaga Busega, Nansana and kikajo Nateete. Households received Maize flour, Beans, Rice and Sugar. Our campaign is to feed 120,000 families during lockdown, kindly support our cause and donate.