With the given food packages, we are hoping that the family will stay home for 14 days and be able to have the basic food each day for 2 adults and 2 children. We alter some content of the packages when we have couples or singles who have lost their income and children who need milk. It is important that we consider our data team to follow up to each family and make sure we deliver the main thing they will need to survive the situation.
WHAT THEY GET
Food Package for Families
15 kg of rice, 2 litres of oil, 30 eggs, 1 kg of each of the following fresh vegetables (eggplant, chayote, potatoes), 0.5 kg of each of the following fresh Shallots, Garlic and Chillies, 1 kg of sugar, 1 pack of salt, 1 box of tea, 3 canned goods (corned beef, sardines, and tuna), soaps and detergent.
Food Package for Singles & Couples
10 kg of rice, 1 litre of oil, 12 eggs, 1 kg of each of the following fresh vegetables (eggplant, chayote, potatoes), 0.5 kg of each of the following fresh Shallots, Garlic and Chillies,1 kg sugar, 1 pack of salt, 1 box of tea, 2 canned foods (corned beef, sardines), soap and detergent.
“Children are our treasure. They are our future.”
Nutritions are essential
MILK FOR CHILDREN
We feel that it is important that quality milk is readily available where there are children under the age of five years. For most families, milk is an expensive commodity so most go without it. We have identified this as a priority to supply milk where it is needed.
Knowledge are crucial
One of our future plans is to provide reading material and activity books for local children to keep their minds alert and active. Many of these children are unable to attend school. And we are hoping a mobile library can be established to provide access to a range of resources for children within the communities where they live.
WHO WE BUY FROM
Adopt A Family (AAF) goes to local businesses and grocery stores to put together our food packages. This bolsters these ‘mum and pop’ enterprises because we know that they have also been affected by the crisis. We spread our purchases out over quite a number and variety of suppliers, allowing us to support as many local businesses as possible and hopefully subsidizing the local economy. We are doing the same things with fruit and vegetables, sourcing them from local farmers who are no longer able to sell their produce to the hospitality industry.