Due to COVID-19 and the impact that it is having on livelihoods, many families’ household income was drastically reduced, making it difficult to feed their families. In Zimbabwe, this led to a nationwide food crisis as many households cannot afford the basic necessities.

With the help of donations from our generous travelers, Grand Circle Foundation worked with Children in the Wilderness, the non-profit arm of our long-time partner organization in Zimbabwe, to purchase 63 food packs for students sponsored by the Foundation in Victoria Falls and the village of Lukosi. The contents of these packs include maize meal, sugar beans, rice, salt, peanut butter, cooking oil, soya chunks, and soap, and are enough to provide for one child for a month. Combined with the family’s food at home, the food pack provides much needed nutrition during this difficult time.

Providing these food packs has made a significant difference for families, all of whom have expressed their gratitude. This distribution was the first phase of Children in the Wilderness’ COVID-19 food program, and has continued providing food packs each month until the worst of the COVID stress is alleviated.