IHM Food Program Providing Food and Comfort to the Needy in Ghana during the Pandemic
The food items comprising a quantity of 202 5kg bags of rice 86 cartons of sunflower cooking oil, 122 cartons of Lele Tuna Chumks and 128 cartons of tomato mix were given to 15 parishes in and around the Battor Deanery in the greater Accra to be distributed to the needy in their jurisdiction. Beneficiary churches were the St. Peter (Tema New Town), St. Dominic (Dawhenya), St. John the Baptist (Prampram), St. Mary, (Koluedor), St. Peter Claver (Adah Foah), St. Joseph (Vume), St. Maria Goretti (Battor), St. John Vianney (Austuare), St. Andrew (Kordiabe), St. Dominic Savio (Afienya), St. Agnes (Dodowa) and Holy Trinituy (Adeji Kojo).
Other participants were the House of St. Francis Rehab Centre, and the St. Joseph (Medie) who made a special appeal for support to the needy ones in their jurisdiction, and the Caritas Office for urgent needs. The churches collaborated with St.Vincnet de Paul Society to identify the most needy.
The Most Reverend John Bonaventure Kwofie, the Metropolitan Archbishop of Accra, said the entire world was in a difficult period coupled with problem with finances as a reult of Covid-19 and Ghana could not solely depend on external support to survive. He expressed his gratitude to IHM to ensure the welfare of humanity in Ghana and other countries during the period of the pandemic.
The Reverend Father Cletus M. Kwame Forson, a Trustee of the IHM presented the items on behalf of IHM, said: "It is our mandate to help the poor, needy and vulnerable in the society".