Emergency Food Shipment Arrives in Bondeau!
One of the most devastating effects of 2020 for Haiti has been the dramatic escalation of food scarcity. The people of Bondeau were already facing hunger before the Covid-19 crisis. The continued depreciation of the gourde [Haitian currency], the steady rise in food prices, and new restrictions on movements and disruptions of economic activities, has brought hunger to even higher life-threathening levels. Pere Jean Phanord, Bondeau's Priest-in-Charge, identified hunger as the greatest priority for the community.
In response, Bethseda-by-the-Sea Episcopal Church funded 200 bags of rice and 100 bags of beans for Bondeau processed through Food For The Poor. Delivered to Bondeau this essential food was distributed on August 22 to 150 families feeding over 450 people. The people of Bondeau are beyond grateful for our partnership and for the food.