2020 has been a very challenging year. We had the Taal volcano eruption which devastated many towns. COVID-19 loomed its ugly head and still continuing after 76 million infected cases and over a million deaths globally. There have also been some calamitous typhoons hitting several provinces in the Philippines.
Feed the Hungry was quick to react to these challenges. We went to several evacuation centers in Taal to distribute food, drinking water, blankets, etc. We donated to Philippine Humanitarian Coalition who provided protective equipment and assistance to COVID-19 “frontliners” and food to the needy. We provided food and aid to the victims of typhoons Rolly, Ulysses, and Vicky in Marikina, Cavite, Guinobatan in Albay, Tabaco/Albay, Caramoan/Camarines Sur, Calapan/Oriental Mindoro, Polangui/Albay, Lisbon/Albay, Cagsawa/Albay, San Francisco/Surigao del Sur, and Bisig/Surigao del Sur. We also had our annual implementations in the Philippines in early 2020 with our Core Programs. We built 2-classroom buildings, potable water systems, and hand washing stations; feeding and nutrition; gift giving; books donations; and special projects such as reading glasses for the poor and elderly, Braille products and walking sticks to the blind.
In one of the evacuation centers in Taal, when one elderly lady was being handed a large bottle of drinking water, she refused it and said “ we still have some drinking water, please just give it to somebody in need”. It is in that kind of spirit which keeps Feed the Hungry going.
Blessed are those who have been victimized for they shall be given consolation, aid, and assistance. Blessed are those who are not on the receiving end and willing to give for they shall reap more rewards.
To all our donors and friends – MERRY CHRISTMAS and HAPPY NEW YEAR!!!
President, Feed the Hungry Inc.