In March 2020, food aid support was enabled for parents affected by job loss due to COVID-19. In addition, most people had to stay at home due to the enforced restrictions. The majority of the food assistance at the time came from different partners and donors. The entire undertaking was referred to as “food from friends.”
Three years after the epidemic, the economy has not fully recovered, leaving most parents unemployed or struggling to support their families. As a result, NRCF is continuing to provide food assistance to these parents as well as any other program parents who are struggling to put a meal on the table due to other factors like illness or other hardships.
COVID-19 loosened in 2022, we ceased food aid support for parents, but tracked those still needing it. This was done per department. Case managers identified multiple parents in their caseload requiring food assistance and provided fixed packages to distribute monthly from allocated food to each parent.
This will be the norm in 2023 too as we continue to support struggling parents. The food aid program has so far helped more than 130 parents in the first quarter of 2023. Our aim is to be able to assist all NRCF parents who are having a hard time feeding their families.
We call upon well-wishers to help us continue offering this support to our parents.