How quickly things can change. In January we were thinking that we would not need to bring a container in to Guatemala this year. Now, however, due to the current covid-19 crisis, we are seeing a critical need for another container of food to be brought in. The need has become very dire. This last week alone, around 3,000 families have received food via our ministry. We only have food to last another 4 to 6 weeks.
Most people in this country live a day to day existence, so with the shutdown of the public transit many have lost their jobs, in a country that already had a high unemployment rate. Many people are suffering, hungry and desperate.
We have spoken with North Okanagan Valley Gleaners and they have enough food on hand to fill a container.
We have checked with our shipping contact and we could ship leaving Vancouver on May 2 and would arrive in Guatemala on May 26.
We will move ahead with the booking for shipping on faith. Please let us know ASAP if you are able to help with the costs.
Just as a reminder, because of the density of the dehydrated soup mix and that 1 bag makes 100 servings, the cost of shipping a container works out to about .1 cent per serving. It is highly nutritious and has 29% protein. It is definitely worth it.
Denis and Eileen Nogue