Why Food Is the Greatest Miracle for Uganda Right Now

Ugandan’s have had flooding, COVID-19 and locusts. But out of it all, Patrick explains that they’re most worried about the people dying of hunger.

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Earlier this week, we shared an update in Uganda about the immediate need for basic sanitation and food. Friends of Uganda has already served 500 families thanks to some donors who stepped in to help. Patrick Sserunjogi from our Friends of Uganda location told us, “It’s been such a big blessing during this lockdown.” Click here to read more and see a video of him distributing supplies. He’s so grateful.

But yesterday, we heard even more about the situation in Uganda. Brandon Baca, CEO of Attack Poverty, and Patrick connected over a zoom call. It will make you tear up as you hear about what’s happening there.

“We’ll get through this because God is able.

Ugandan’s have had flooding, COVID-19 and locusts. But out of it all, Patrick explains that they’re most worried about the people dying of hunger.

Uganda is a cash economy and most families eat hand to mouth. This means they go to work for the day to make enough money to put food on the table that night. However, because of COVID-19 and recent country lockdowns, there are no jobs to make money and no food for the table. Most families have close to 10 people to feed. The need is great!

Patrick said on the zoom call, “Our goal is to stay alive. We are learning to share and encourage each other. We’ll get through this because God is able.”

Every $15 donated to Friends of Uganda right now, provides a Recovery Pack to feed one family. Patrick shares about what each pack contains on the video, and as he delivers it to the people, he tells them, “You have this because Jesus loves you.”

Food is the greatest miracle we can give right now to Uganda. It will save a life!

If you would like to help Friends of Uganda deliver Recovery Packs to families in need:

  1. Click the Donate Now button below
  2. Choose the location Friends of Uganda
  3. Comment COVID-19

Every donation makes a difference for a Ugandan family!


This update is part of our ongoing COVID-19 Response. We are so grateful for your generous support and commitment to helping us break the cycle of generational poverty.