Lions in service as ‘COVID’ hamper distribution kicks off in Diamond/Grove


The Lions Club of Diamond/Grove on Sunday distributed the first 50 of a total of 300 food and sanitization hampers to families across communities in Diamond/Grove along the East Bank of Demerara.

The remaining 250 hampers will be delivered in the coming weeks, 50 each weekend, until the target is met.

It comes as families all across the country continue to battle the effects of the global COVID-19 pandemic and falls under the club’s global cause – Hunger. Lions serve to improve human flourishing as the global hunger and nutrition crisis bears upon local communities. It is the club’s belief that true community improvement depends on the thriving of its members.

Members of the club distributing hampers on Sunday

The Club hopes that through these projects, community members in service areas will have access to nutritious foods and sanitization items.

The club is also conducting projects to bring relief to people in the areas of disaster relief, health and the environment.

The Lions Club of Diamond/Grove is being supported on this hunger project by several corporate partners including Republic Bank Limited, Solar Media Team, MACORP, John Fernandes Limited, and by the selfless contribution of individual lions.

During the past year, in direct response to the effects of the pandemic, the club engaged in several other projects including the distribution of mask and sanitization supplies even as members continued to support ongoing humanitarian and charitable causes.

The Club will also be starting its monthly feeding programme at the Diamond Primary School from September 2021.

According to Lions International:

• 815 million people affected by hunger in 2016: 11% of the global population

• 155 million children under age five are stunted due to chronic malnutrition

• 1/3 of annual food production is lost or wasted throughout the supply chain

• 33% of women of reproductive age suffer from anaemia

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