Food Parcel Project
Date of Activity: 25 Dec 2006
When B2SL first began working in Sri Lanka post Tsunami the basic lack of food affected most families that we encountered.
When B2SL first began working in Sri Lanka post Tsunami the basic lack of food affected most families that we encountered. We implemented a food parcel project within the camps in which we were working. These food parcels cost £25 and would last a family for 1 month.
As you can see they consisted of a bag of 10kilos of rice, cashew nuts, sugar, salt, lentils, onions, garlic,peppercorns, tea, sultanas, dried chillis, curry powder, dried soya meat, washing powder, toothpaste, toothbrush, bar of soap, chickpeas, dried fish, matches, dried milk powder, biscuits amongst other things.
To date we have assisted over 1200 families. Although the need for food parcels is not as acute as it was we still provide regular food for families who are elderly, mentally challenged and generally struggling to make ends meet. This Christmas 2006, we packed and distributed 550 parcels into one camp of 550 families who have had no assistance since the tsunami. This was a mammoth effort and require a team of 25 people to work 17 hours to enable us to distribute these parcels on the 2nd anniversary of the terrible wave.