Our trucks herded to Montgomery and Entumbane hall for the monthly HOCIC Zimbabwe Urban Food Assistance and Livelihood program (UFAL) which has made an indelible impact in Bulawayo’s resident’s lives. “UFAL is targeting people with disability, the elderly, child headed families and chronically ill people, and intends to assist in boosting their food security,” said Kudzai Mpofu the H.O.C.I.C UFAL Project Officer.

Beneficiaries sanitise at all points of entry

UFAL prepared a double month food basket consisting of 4 litres cooking oil, 40kg mealie-meal, 5.5kg soya chunks and 4,5kg sugar beans per beneficiary which is for July and August. This is done in a bid to ensure that the vulnerable groups of Queens Park and Entumbane who are food insecure are assisted.

A beneficiary pushing his double ration in Queenspark

“I am over whelmed, may HOCIC continue with such a nice program as it serves a huge role in my life because I do not have any source of income at the present time,” said a beneficiary named Sibonokuhle Lunga.

A visibly elated Mr Moyo, a beneficiary in Queenspark could not hold back his joy as he said that that “God bless HOCIC and may you kindly include soap next time as it is a major problem too.” It is undoubtedly that HOCIC through its UFAL program has contributed massively to the food security of Bulawayo residents.

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