By Stefan J. Bos, Chief International Correspondent Worthy News
“It is estimated that in 2020 at least 155 million people were ‘acutely food insecure and in need of assistance in 55 countries, the highest level of need for at least five years. With the devastating impact of [the] COVID-19 [pandemic] on the global economy, that need will only become worse,” said the Britain-based Barnabas Fund aid group.
“Anti-Christian discrimination can mean that Christians are the last to receive help from their government or international aid,” the group told Worthy News.
It said it has begun collecting dry food supplies through churches and other Christian groups who can indicate their willingness to help through its website https://www.food.gives
The site urges believers to collect dry food such as rice, oats, bulgar, chickpeas, cornmeal, lentils, salt, wheat, sugar, split peas as well as soap. Barnabas Fund set it will collect the boxes and ship them to “save the lives of our brothers and sisters and spare them from hunger pangs, malnutrition and the diseases that follow.” It added that “Well-nourished bodies are better able to resist infectious diseases such as Covid-19.”
Barnabas Fund said the project, launched online over the weekend, is a “new initiative to help hungry, poor and persecuted Christians,” worldwide.
“Using our long-established and trusted network of Barnabas Fund partner churches, we will now channel not just generous financial donations. But [we also ship] dried food from Christians in the West to hungry Christians in places of pressure and persecution,” it said.
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