The Ghana Christian Family Foundation, a non-profit organization, has distributed food items to 987 families in the Central Region of Ghana. The beneficiary families included the homebound and needy families were drawn from 56 parishes and rectories in the Catholic Archdiocese of Cape Coast. The project included the distribution of food items (rice, cooking oil, tomato Puree, mackerel, etc.) and cash donations.
The program was launched at St. Josephs Minor Basilica in Elmina on 15th September. In a welcome address, Miss Emilia Aikins, an advisory board member of GCFF, explained that the Foundation was formed in 2015 by a group of Christian men and women in the USA and Ghana, who are devoted to transforming families through the love of Christ. In launching the COVID-19 Food Project, Mr. Osei Owusu-Sekyere, the director of projects for the Foundation, said, the primary objective of the Foundation to accompany families by providing spiritual and material support to those going through various forms of crisis, hence this outreach to families, who have been extremely impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic. He also called on individuals, institutions, and other Christian Churches to collaborate with the Foundation to work for the development and transformation of families in Ghana according to the vision of Christ.
On behalf of all the beneficiaries of GCFF COVID- 19 Food Project, Miss Abigail Tsibo Darko, an advisory board member of GCFF, extended a profound appreciation to all DONORS of the Ghana Christian Family Foundation, from whose benevolence the Foundation is able to bring Gods love to families in need. She also expressed profound gratitude to the Board of Directors of the Foundation (Mr. & Mrs. Mark and Margy Hanson, Mr. & Mrs. John and Carol Nelson, Mr. & Mrs. John and Jill Sankovitch, Mr. & Mrs. Pat and Mindy Stahr, and Mr. & Mrs. Ed and Cyndi Volcko) for the many selfless efforts and sacrifices they make towards the vision of transforming families in Ghana. Miss Tsibo Darko also thanked the other Advisory Board Members in Ghana (Dr. Samuel Antobam, Rev. Fr. Anthony Enyinful, Rev. Sr. Christina Doggu, Rev. Fr. Polycarp Hagan, and Mr. Owusu-Sekyere). Finally, she expressed her gratitude to Fr. Richmond Dzekoe (the Executive Director and Co-founder of the Foundation).
In his closing prayer, Rev. Fr. Polycarp Hagan invoked Gods blessings upon all Donors, Board Members, and their families, and all the beneficiaries of the program. He also asked God to bless the Archdiocese, the Foundation, and all institutions that continue to reach out to the poor and the needy.
Source: Elvis Charles Nyame.