Food Distribution Drive by HCUCC Disaster Ministries a Success
Danny Tengan, HCUCC Disaster Ministries Coordinator, coordinated a food bag distribution on O'ahu on Saturday, October 24. Read an excerpt from his report:
"Free bags of canned goods were distributed at two centrally located sites: Angel Network Charities in Aina Haina and Nu'uanu Congregational Church. We serviced 311 families for a total of 1,070 family members from seven churches. We wanted to provide food for families who were not able to get to a food bank or pantry. Church leadership across the island was instrumental in identifying families in need, not only for food, but also for assistance during the upcoming holiday season."
"Food security is a major problem during this COVID pandemic. With many family members out of work, feeding a family is a very real concern. Please check on one another to ensure that their needs are being taken care of. This is the new normal and will not be going away in the near future. Even with a vaccine available next year, it will be like the flu in our communities where we will still be using a face mask and social distancing. We are living in the greatest disaster of our lifetime; some say the greatest disaster of all time."
Additional food bag distributions are being planned for November. Details will be provided as they become known.
[Photos courtesy of Rennie Mau]