"If you think you're too small to make a difference, you haven't spent the night in a room with a mosquito."
An African proverb
"what's for lunch?"
what we do...
For far too many, the answer to this question is "Nothing!"
We provide freshly cooked meals for communities in crisis
Providing Lunchboxes to patients and frontline healthcare workers in emergency
Ebola treatment centres in Sierra Leone.
The Lunchboxgift project is an initiative of a UK registered rengeneration charity 'Let them help themselves out of poverty' (Reg No.1127387).
"Let Them Help Themselves out of Poverty" (LTHT) works on projects that are of benefit to the health and education of communities in Africa.
The Lunchboxgift initiative was born out of the Ebola epidemic in the Western part of Africa. Our story starts in Sierra Leone where the lives of so many have been turned upside down as the virus continues to spread across the country.
In September 2014, in an effort to control the infection rate, the whole country was 'locked down' and people were not allowed to leave their homes for three days. For those who live by the day, this was going to be a serious challenge.
To help the Government of Sierra Leone to address this issue, a small team of volunteers in the UK and Sierra Leone quickly came together and Lunchboxgift was born!
In partnership with two NGOs based in Sierra Leone (Campaign for Good Governance and YACAN), and with the permission of the Government of Sierra Leone, Lunchboxgift provided 2,600 hot meals to seven vulnerable communities in the capital city, Freetown.
Building on the successes of the lockdown feeding programme, Lunchboxgift will now provide 50,000 hot meals to hospitalised patients and frontline healthcare workers in Ebola treatment centres over the next three months. This is particularly necessary because the isolation of Ebola patients means that their families cannot get food to them in the usual way.
We are particularly humbled by the commitment and dedication of frontline healthcare workers in Ebola treatment centres. Putting their own lives at risk, they work tirelessly to care for their patients. In fact so many have lost their lives. We are determined that these national heroes and heroines in the Ebola frontline must receive at least one freshly prepared meal while they are on duty.
Please go to www.letthemhelpthemselves.org for information on other amazing projects by LTHT in Africa.