Covid-19 virus crisis has affected people across the globe. One area that this crisis will impact greatly is the food security of the vulnerable people in different countries. Unfortunately hunger is no longer a problem found in the developing world because many in developed countries even when they work, do not have enough food.
Many people who are homeless depend on projects such as our Helping Hand project for food donations. With this crisis , many organizations such as ours are not able to provide the necessary support because the centres where the kitchens we use are located have also been closed. However, we have to look for other alternatives, not just to support the homeless but also those whose food security will be threatened by this Covid-19 crisis.
We are organizing a food drive to help us support those who need help now. Interested people can make a donation of raw food items or make a donation via our bank account for the use of the helping hand food drive. More details are in the flyer above.
The first in a series of seminars planned for 2020, the aim is to have focused information and trainings relevant to African Diaspora agrofood entrepreneurs. These seminars will be held with a small group of entrepreneurs to enable interactive and indepth discussions during the sessions.
This first seminar on Accessing Premium Markets will be on the 24th of March 2020, by Veronica Rubio, Trade lawyer and Founder Cowisdom Belgium. Ms Rubio has over 18 years experience promoting sustainable supply chains, Corporate social responsibility and access to international fairtrade markets.
The Helping Hand Project