The Bahamas Feeding Network was the recipient of generous food and monetary donations from the Chinese Embassy as well the Zonta Club of Nassau, Thursday.
Chinese Ambassador Her Excellency Dai Qingli says the embassy’s contribution totals some $10,000, and because in China they can relate to hunger, the embassy supports the Bahamas Feeding Network’s efforts to keep food on the tables of Bahamians who need it.
“The Bahamas Feeding Network is playing an indispensable role for delivering help to those who need it the most at this time, so by coming to this handover presentation today, I just try to underscore the message that the Chinese people stand by the Bahamian people in this challenging time” she said.
Executive Director of the Bahamas Feeding Network Philip Smith says he and his team are grateful for all the help it can get to continue its mission.
He says there are thousands of Bahamians who continue to benefit from the donations made to the organization.
“Hunger if you think about it, a lot of us probably have never experienced it, but hunger must be so debilitating, and so what I say about donations like this is that it encourages me so much, and I believe with all my heart that you can truly, totally eradicate hunger in the in the Bahamas and I don’t think anyone should go to bed hungry” he said.
President of the Zonta Club of Nassau, Monique Sands believes it was also important for that organization to help the feeding network, donating packages to help some 20 families.
“We know they are doing an integral work in the community assisting families that are still in need while the economic recovery is taking place” she said.
Patron and Wife of the Prime Minister Patricia Minnis also expressed gratitude for the continued support given to the non-profit, that she says continues to make an impact.
“We take this time to encourage other partnerships, embassies, people who are like minded partnering with the Bahamas Feeding Network that we can support the vulnerable population” she said.