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95 families receive grocery packages from Youth Reaching Youth

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95 families receive grocery packages from Youth Reaching Youth

THE LIVES of 95 families were touched by the generous donation of grocery packages from Youth Reaching Youth (YRY) teachers, youth leaders and their families. The packages were facilitated through a food bank, incorporated in 2021, to assist students so that their learning process would not be hindered through lack of basic necessities.

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All the recipients were grateful for the grocery packages, which included rice, cornmeal, flour, macaroni, syrup, mackerel, sardines, salt fish, salt mackerel, sausage, whole milk, oats, cooking oil, cleaning agents and toiletries.

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According to Angela Plunkett, principal of Youth Reaching Youth, there is a demonstrated negative impact on learning because of poor nutrition. “Not only does it result in poor academic performance, but it also negatively impacts the physical and social conditions within our society,” she explained.

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Plunkett continued, saying that the “government alone is not able to reduce the economic crisis and impact of COVID-19 on the youth and their families”, and encouraged schools, churches, and corporate entities to come together to help families survive this crisis.

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“This is our small contribution, and we are thankful to the individuals and corporate entities who were able to make this happen,” she said.

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