In light of the current COVID-19 pandemic, countries around the world are scrambling to source adequate medical supplies to brace for a surge of patients who will need care. We are thankful for strong leadership and safety nets provided by the Government of Canada and the Canadian healthcare system. Health care systems in the Caribbean and Latin America are already fragile and the spread of COVID-19 has the potential to further cripple their health care systems.
Food For The Poor Canada remains committed to helping communities across the Caribbean and Latin America by responding to this crisis with a two-fold approach. Our in-country partners have identified a dire need for hospital supplies and equipment to prepare for the virus and we must ensure that regular shipments of food and medicines are not impacted or halted during this time.
We are working with our partners to source hospital equipment that can be used to help heal patients severely affected by COVID-19. Furthermore, we know that hundreds of feeding centers, local NGOs, schools, churches and community centres rely on consistent food deliveries through FFPC, so these shipments are even more important at this critical time.
Together, we can support countries facing greater difficulties during this challenging time. We must stick together as a global community, to unite and commit to the health and wellbeing of ALL community members. Please donate today and support Food For The Poor Canada’s mission to help families in Latin America and the Caribbean during this crisis.