As our family and friends came together for Thanksgiving, Child Foundation sponsored children and their families received food for meals through the support of our generous donors. We also helped provide for Afghan refugee families who are our new neighbors in the U.S.
Extra food this year went to our kids in Iran, Cambodia, Indonesia, Nepal, and Tajikistan. Hundreds of food packages were delivered in the spirit of Thanksgiving, providing necessary nutrition and relief to families still highly vulnerable due to covid and its economic and social consequences. Hundreds more care packages are in process for families in Iran can head to the grocery store with their care package vouchers to pick up what they most need.
In Cambodia, grocery items like rice, noodles, fish, chicken, and vegetables to prepare food baskets for all of our sponsored children enrolled in the program and all volunteers who have families of their own to feed amidst price hikes. Here’s a video of Sarah, one of many of our sponsored children in Cambodia, saying thank you in English.
All sponsored children in Tajikistan received food baskets packed with rice, flour, fish, nuts, fruits, and vegetables. In the slide show, you can see the photos of our little scholars and their families happy with the extra support that should last a month.
Similarly, our sponsored children and volunteer staff in Indonesia received food baskets with rice, noodles, canned fish, fruits, veggies, and cooking oil to help meet ends and ensure excellent nutrition. And more than 75 families in Nepal are receiving much the same.
In the past couple of months, the U.S. welcomed tens of thousands of Afghans. They face gaps in the basic supplies needed in their resettlement. Therefore, Child Foundation is funding the purchase of gift cards the Afghan refugees can use at groceries and other stores for their items like food, clothing, and other essential supplies.
You give us the power to make a difference in our children’s lives. And thanks to you, this Thanksgiving Child Foundation helped nourish the bodies of young minds that can focus on learning and relieve the burden families face in these difficult times.