Over 100 Mashabo households benefit from FFTP hampers

A resident uplifting her hamper from a staff of FFTP

Over 100 households of Mashabo Amerindian settlement in Region Two (Pomeroon-Supenaam) benefitted from food hampers and healthcare packages, compliments of Food for the Poor Guyana Inc (FFTP).
The hampers were distributed last weekend and comprised essential food items such as milk, flour, sugar, rice, peas, beans, oil, toiletries, and cleaning supplies.
Senior Project Manager of FFTP Guyana Inc Andrea Benjamin in an invited comment stated that the non-governmental organisation continues to assist families, especially when the country and to an extent the world is grappling with the COVID-19 pandemic.

A staff member packs grocery items that were distributed to residents

She said that the main aim of the organisation is to provide families with a safety net to assist in the socio-economic impact of the pandemic.
At the simple presentation, Benjamin related that FFTP Guyana Inc has assisted unfortunate families over the years.
To date, the NGO has donated packages to 292 families and a total of 182 families are being provided with hampers once a month for a three-month period. In addition, over 600 families from Ituni and Kwakwani, Region 10 (Upper Demerara-Berbice), were beneficiaries of food hampers.
Nevertheless, Benjamin noted that the organisation is committed to providing short-term relief packages to the less fortunate throughout Guyana.
Expressing gratitude for the timely intervention was Toshao of the community, Sylvin Rapheal. He explained that many persons in the logging business are unemployed due to the pandemic and as such, the donation is quite timely.
Residents also expressed gratitude to FFTP Guyana Inc.