Speroway

Give the Gift of Food This Christmas

When we think of a Canadian Christmas, we might think of a Christmas tree with presents, a crackling fire and our favourite foods being prepared. But we would be remiss not to remind ourselves of the dire needs around us in this world. Over 800 million people are hungry on a daily basis. This includes countries where Speroway works like Nicaragua, Malawi and Haiti, three of the poorest countries in the world. Their Christmas is so different. Many people in the areas we serve do not have food and cannot afford food this Christmas.

Meet Elise and Her Family

Mothers like Elise in Haiti struggle every day to find ways to feed their children. Her husband heads out most days trying to find day labour from a few surrounding farms. Haiti has really struggled the past few years and there is little work available. Meanwhile food prices have doubled in the past year making it very hard to make ends meet.

Elise's two sons - James and Emmanuel.

Elise at home working on her garden.

Elise, like any mother, is desperate to feed her children and works a small garden to try to make a few meals from what she grows. On my visit I was able to deliver food to her and other families in her community. This was some of our last supplementary food available this year

 

I am asking if you, your family and friends would help support a special food drive for these families. They are not looking for gifts under a tree but nutritious meals for their children. We will multiply that gift by 10x with support from our food supply partners.

 

 

$35 for $350 of food
$60 for $600 of food
$350 for $3,500 of food
$5,000 enables us to procure, transport and distribute a truckload of food valued between $50,000 and $100,000

I also had the privilege of visiting with Esterline, a single mom who lives with her son in a small tent home made out of scrap plastic and wood.

It is hard to imagine how anyone can live in such harsh conditions. You can imagine how difficult it is for them and their daily struggle to survive. But Esterline has hope for her son who is getting an education at a local school where he also gets a nutritious meal thanks to generous Speroway donations.

This Christmas children are looking to us to help provide the gift of food, please be generous.

 

$35 for $350 of food
$60 for $600 of food
$350 for $3,500 of food
$5,000 enables us to procure, transport and distribute a truckload of food valued between $50,000 and $100,000

I would like to wish you and your family a Merry Christmas and very blessed New Year.

Blessings,
Ken Forbes
President, Speroway

P.S. What would it look like this Christmas if we all provided food for a child or a family or a classroom? Please encourage others around you to do the same.