These counties were selected in order to serve all regions of the Country during this difficult period. The total amount raised for the CAF Food Distribution is $70,000 United States Dollars, of which US$25,000 was given as a grant to a local NGO, Teach for Liberia (TFL), to provide food and cleaning items to 3,000 teachers and students around the country.
The CAF began its food distribution in Grand Cape Mount County on Thursday, April 30, 2019. Each package will include rice, palm oil, vegetable oil, super gari (with milk and sugar) and detergent to promote hand washing and sanitation.
“We are also pleased to announce that most of the food products were procured from local Liberian producers, while the rice was procured through a Liberian importer. We remain committed to supporting the local economy in this difficult period in continuation of our entrepreneurship program, which focuses on supporting and developing Liberian businesses,” CAF stated in the press release.
The CAF team began distribution in Grand Cape Mount County on Thursday, Montserrado, Margibi and Nimba thereafter. Distribution for the Southeast will begin early May. A local Liberian owned vessel has shipped the food and cleaning items for the southeast and the ship is expected to arrive in Maryland County shortly.
The CAF is a local non-profit organization established in 2015 by the Cummings family to provide humanitarian services to Liberians in the areas of education, health, and business. Over the years, the Foundation has spent over 1 million United States Dollars in Liberia for scholarships, healthcare supplies, support for non-profit and charitable organizations.
The Foundation currently supports the Alexander B. Cummings Model Science and Technology School (ABCMSTS), a STEM school located on Duport Road, Paynesville, outside Monrovia. Last Year, the Foundation held the first Liberia Entrepreneurship Summit providing grants totaling US$25,000 to two Liberian businesses.
The Foundation remains committed to improving the lives of Liberians with funding from the Cummings Family and other donors.
The Foundation encourages everyone to continue to adhere to the health protocols for COVID-19 and stay safe.