When was the last time you felt hungry? I mean really hungry; like you could barely find the energy even to stand up. When have you gone to sleep because that is the only way you can try to ignore the pain in your stomach and dull ache in your head?
The chances are, like most of us, your answer to those questions is ‘never’. But imagine how it feels when that kind of hunger is part of your everyday life.
The Drop-in Centre, run by the Midlands Children’s Hope Centre in Gweru, Zimbabwe, provides a daily hot meal for those people who would otherwise go hungry. Growing numbers of street children, Gweru’s adult homeless and people at risk, either elderly or living with a disability, rely on this service as the only way to guarantee they will eat that day.
To allow the continuation of its vital work in this disadvantaged community, the Centre is in urgent need of donations to help towards the cost of building rental costs until it can raise sufficient funds to purchase permanent premises of its own. Finding this monthly payment, plus running costs and the price of food is a constant challenge. ALERT, along with generous community volunteers, contributes to these costs, but currently funding for the building rental has only been secured up until the end of May, 2013.
The Miss a Meal in May campaign has been launched to encourage our supporters to help those in need. It’s so easy to get involved. Simply miss a meal and donate what you would have spent on it to the Drop-in Centre instead.
Further details and a sponsor form can be found here.
Thank you for your support from ALERT and everyone at the Drop-in Centre. Together, we can help to make a difference to this community in need.