Aarav is happy to have food today. It comes from the Food Bank tended by the Pacific Conference of Churches in Suva, Fiji. The vegetables and sometimes a little meat will give him the energy he needs for school and saves him the embarrassment of no lunch. Many people in Nanuku settlement where he lives have lost their jobs. PCC like many of our partners are helping families who have lost their jobs to grow food.
This Christmas you can give food for today and dignity for tomorrow.
PCC has made a strategic and necessary decision to build crop resilience and food security even when climate change threatens. In the Pacific, there is often land, planting material, labour and traditional farming knowledge, so enter the Food and Seed Bank. They are sharing produce, seeds and gardening knowledge, locals can feed their families. It is a Pacific vision for the future. Already the Free Wesleyan Church in Tonga has established thriving food gardens on vacant land.
MONLAR in Sri Lanka has long nurtured a plan to promote regenerative agriculture. Local planning forums run small farming schools and they advocate for government training in small farms. In this appeal, we focus on their campaign for employers to allow plantation workers to plant home gardens.
Food is one of the most basic human rights. Your donation will give more people the support they need to grow the food that will sustain their family and maybe escape the poverty trap.
Give Food this Christmas.
Your gift to the Christmas Appeal will give hungry families – the basics of a sustainable life. Thank you for your support!
The CWS Christmas Appeal has been a tradition in New Zealand churches since 1945 when the first Christmas Bowl appeal was launched to raise funds for post-war reconstruction in Europe.
Chris Nichol wrote 70 years of making a difference.
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