The Kenya Conference of Catholic Bishops(KCCB)-Catholic Justice and Peace Commission(CJPC) in collaboration with Archdiocese of Nairobi Caritas donated food items to the less fortunate at St Michaels Otiende church Langata, Nairobi County. – By Gerald Gekara

The donation, under the recently launched Basket of hope program, items included of eight kilograms of maizeflour, six kilograms of wheat flour,two kilograms of green grams, three liters of cooking oil, two kilograms of sugar,two bar soaps, a facemask and 250 milliliters of hand sanitizer. Each given to a family in need.

The CJPC National Executive Secretary Beatrice Odera explained the criteria used to identify the beneficiaries was by narrowing down to those who frequently visited the church for assistance.

The church pledged to assist more Kenyans in dire need of basic needs, as the country continues to feel the adverse effects of the coronavirus pandemic.

“In response to COVID -19 pandemic, the Archdiocese has come up with baskets of hope initiative where we are appealing to Christians and well-wishers and partners to heed to our call to support the neediest families in varies parishes of the Archdiocese,” Karori said.

About 75 families from St. Michael Otiende in Langata, Our Lady of Guadalupe in Adams and Christ the Kinga in Kibera were organized to receive support for the next three months.