Members of the Anglican, Lutheran, and Catholic churches in Mzuzu on Saturday donated maize and other foodstuffs to hunger-stricken families within the townships of Msongwe, Masasa, and Chiputula in the city.
According to the church members, this was one way of fulfilling scriptures which direct them to bail out the poor and widows who are subjected to hunger and torture due to their situations.
One of the members, Dean Chimwaye, told our reporter that as children of God they believe that giving is attached to more blessings than receiving thus they will continue with such initiatives to help many people who are in trouble across the city and beyond.
“As Catholic church we believe in sharing with the needy that’s why today we are here donating these various foodstuffs to the hungry. We will not stop here because we realize there are a lot of people in need of help across the city,” said Chimwaye.
Beneficiaries of the donation hailed the churches for remembering them as they are passing through hard times.
They wished for a continuation of such initiatives so that many people can afford a smile and gain hope again.
Emily Beza, one of the beneficiaries, told our reporter that for the last three months she was failing to feed her family because she couldn’t find money to buy maize thus they were just sleeping on an empty stomach.
“I am very thankful to these three churches for realizing of helping us. Currently we are passing through very difficult times that we really need such help. It’s my wish that they continue this so that our friends in other townships can also afford things we have gotten today,” she said.
Mzuzu city is one of the townships where the population of poor people is said to be growing so rapidly because of the increase in number of people who move to the city from rural areas to seek greener pastures.