NGO Distributes Cash, Food Items To FCT Community

NGO Distributes Cash, Food Items To FCT Community

By Deborah Musa, Abuja

As part of efforts to cushion the effect of scarcity and hunger during and after the festive season, a non-governmental organisation has distributed food items and cash to vulnerable residents in the Federal Capital Territory.

The outreach was done to primarily relieve residents experiencing hardship caused by inflation which has affected the price of food items and other household items in the market.

In a chat with the Executive Director of Basic Care Foundation (BSF), Donatus Okonna,he said because the Yuletide is a time to eat, be merry, and share with family, friends, as well as neighbours, it was important to extend the joy of the season to the needy who have little or nothing to celebrate with.
He also noted that the beginning of the year is usually characterized by scarcity as little is available, hence, families needed to have enough to take them through the month.

The food items package containing rice, vegetable oil, seasoning cubes, onions, salt, and tomato paste was distributed to some vulnerable residents in some communities across the FCT.

Quoting the words of Suze Orman, the BSF Executive Director said “true generosity is an offering; given freely and out of pure love. No strings attached. No expectations.” He added that the gesture asides from being one of the activities of the foundation said it was an opportunity to meet the needs of people.

One of the beneficiaries, identified as Mama Zubeida expressed excitement at the gesture by the organization.

She added that it has been quite difficult being a single mom catering to three children emphasizing that the foodstuff and cash gift will go a long way in augmenting what she supplies.
Basic Care Foundation is a non-governmental organization focused on meeting the needs of vulnerable people like homeless children, orphans, widows, and or people requiring special needs such as hospital bills, and school fees.

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