Annual Food Packing 2023 hosted by Good Shepherd
Thanks to months of planning, fundraising, and a grant from Episcopal Charities, 75,000 nutritious meals were packaged for school lunches for the 350 students in Bondeau! Over 422 volunteers packed and organized to make this possible. Thank you Good Shepherd in Tequesta for your leadership and thank you to all the many donors including corporate donors.
Creative NEW Ways to Ship Food After diligently trying for 3 months to ship the packed food to Bondeau, a new alliance has been formed with a similar organization serving the Petit Goave community! They have loaned 30 boxes of their food to bridge the gap until our Food Packing food arrives! Food For The Poor is shipping our food from FL to Port Au Prince but cannot truck it the 3 hours to Bondeau due to gang blockades. SO, our new alliance will take it on a barge around the gangs to Petit Goave where Pere Phanord can safely pick it up! Praise God for the help of partners!
Bondeau has been out of food since the end of January, so in the emergency need, SFHP has also wired money to purchase food as they can from what is safely available in Miragoane. Prices have skyrocketed due to lack of supply. It is not an easy problem to solve. Please pray for continued collaboration, more donors, and new creative ways to meet the basic needs of the children in Bondeau.