More than a 100 poverty-stricken Bakau natives including widows received food supply last Friday.
The provisions were given to them by Human Aid, an international humanitarian charity that partnered Africa Relief Response and Development Organisation, Arrdo, a Gambian-based charity, to support vulnerable groups and individuals in the community of Bakau and its surroundings.
The donors hope the stock of food supply will help make these beneficiaries Ramadan one to remember.
Rice, sugar, beans, cooking oil and onions were some of the items donated. The event was staged in Bakau Newtown, with the sick also benefiting from the gesture.
Ansumana Dibba, the executive director of Arrdo, said the intervention in Bakau was not the first of its kind as Arrdo has been helping disadvantaged communities since 2003.
“We have identified these underprivileged groups from our database and did community consultations and came out with a list to support them,” he said.
The director said there was a need to reach out to these vulnerable groups because there is a need for “nutritional intake” during the month of Ramadan.
“Food consumption tends to be high during this month and the prices seem to increase, as a result a lot of people cannot afford it especially those who are sick,” Dibba observed.
He then returned gratitude to Human Aid – who said they are working to bring “hope to life” – for the initiative.
“People have come all the way from Brikama to receive provisions,” he added.