Through the Anglican Church Deaconry, dfcu Bank Uganda has handed over food relief to people in the Pallisa and Soroti communities. The food donation was to 1000 families in the Teso Sub region specifically in the areas of Gweri Sub County (Soroti) and Kasodo Village (Pallisa).
According to Micheal Mwesigwa, the Head of Sales dfcu Bank the food items include 5000Kgs of polished maize flour plus 2000kgs of beans enabling each family to take home 5kgs of posho and 2kgs of beans. “One of the focus areas under the dfcu Bank responsibility and sustainability programme is the response to relief needs of the community. This is just one of the ways we are identifying with and reaching out to the Teso community during their time of need.”
The venerable Reverend Daniel Etatai the Arch Deacon of Pallisa commended dfcu Bank for the support and pledged to exercise maximum integrity and transparency when distributing the items to vulnerable groups.
As a result of widespread drought, parts of Northern Uganda have been experiencing famine leaving people in many communities with little or nothing to eat. People are welcoming all the help they can get to feed their families.
“We are grateful for such a thoughtful act from dfcu Bank. The food we have been given will be used to feed our children. We hope we can get more help from other people,” said one of the recipients of the aid.