With schools closed, partially, and many people out of work indefinitely as a result of the coronavirus pandemic, more individuals and families need emergency food assistance.

Therefore, in late April, the National Community Services Federation (NCSF) of the Seventh-day Adventist Church began planning an initiative to share care packages to families throughout St. Vincent and the Grenadines.

Pastor Ian Williams highlighted why this initiative is important at a distribution service on Tuesday at the church’s Community Services Building in Old Montrose.

“Our fellow citizens are negatively affected and we, the church, must fill the gap and reach out to them. Compassion and care are at the heart of what we are doing,” he said.

On this first instance, over 200 care packages containing food items and personal care items will be distributed to selected vulnerable families throughout St. Vincent via our 43 congregations.