Over D300, 000 Food Assistance to be Distributed to Gambians as Coronavirus Crisis Hit

Gambians based abroad have contributed over 300, 000 dalasis to be distributed as food items to those at home.

The heart-warming gesture is in response to the current crisis enveloping owing to coronavirus that has forced most businesses to cease operations.

It followed government’s issuance of a decree demanding scaling down on business as shops go under lock down as part of a seven-day state of emergency which is to be prolonged to three months soon.

Photo: the rice is being re-packaged and transported for distribution into homes

The move is part of Gambia’s desperate efforts to combat what is fast becoming a global menace affecting close to a million people worldwide.

Gambia have just four positive cases confirmed amid fears there could be more scenarios out there.

And in a bid to help ease burden on families at home as poverty hovers in the wake of the crisis, Gambians abroad thought it meaningful to contribute via a go-fund-me and facebook fees which have raised at least D319,012.

Photo: The food items meant to be distributed

The amount will be used to purchase food items – a process that has already begun.

The cause aims to reach out to 200 families

The items include: 140 bags of rice(25Kg) 
140 half-bags Onions
10 bags of sugar(50Kg) 
700 sachets of Tomato (70 grams).

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