BLANTYRE — Thousands of Malawians received food parcels through a two-day outreach project of the Church Of Christ, “Lingap Sa Mamamayan.”
The outreach activity held on June 19, Tuesday, was centered in Kamuzu Upper Stadium in Blantyre, a city in southern Malawi. The actual distribution of food parcels started around 8:00 AM, local time.
According to Mr. Lesedi Mapheto of the L7 Group, the company hired by the Church to coordinate and micro-manage the event, the food bags contained maize, sugar, beans, Olivia margarine, kitchen salt, tea, soya, biscuits, and multipurpose soap.
“Those who came to the outreach came from villages around Blantyre including Bangwe, Chileka, Chilomoni, Lunzu, Machinjiri, and Mbayani,” said Lexter Legaspi, an evangelical worker assigned in the southern African nation.
The following day, the outreach was held in the village of Samama, in Mangochi province, around four hours drive northeast of Blantyre. More than 2,000 food parcels were distributed on-site.
The outreach in Malawi comes just a few weeks after the 2018 Worldwide Walk To Fight Poverty, an international charity walk organized by the Church Of Christ. The first Worldwide Walk, held in Febuary 15, 2014, benefited victims of super-typhoon Haiyan.
To date, the Church Of Christ has conducted “Lingap sa Mamamayan” (Aid for Humanity) in other countries in Africa such as in Kenya (Kibera), Lesotho (Ha-Fochane), South Africa (Ladybrand), and in Zambia (Lusaka). It also has opened eco-farming projects in Ladybrand and Petrusburg, both in Free State, South Africa.