The Christmas Bowl appeal celebrates its 71st year this Christmas. You can give a meaningful gift to a community affected by COVID-19 and support the work of the Christmas Bowl.
COVID-19 has made it even harder for people across Zimbabwe to feed their families. Without the safety nets we have in Australia; and already weakened by drought, cyclones, HIV and economic collapse; COVID-19 now means it’s even harder for people in Zimbabwe to feed their families.
This gift contains everything a farmer needs to start planting and producing their own food. Right now, this is life-saving. One of the key ways to help is by giving people the skills and tools to grow their own food and survive the current crisis.
Each kit contains a variety of small grain seed packs containing sorghum and millet which are nutritious and a good source of protein and fibre. Along with the seeds, a farmer will also receive all the training and knowledge they need to turn these seeds into a sustainable source of food.
“It is preferable to produce your own food than get food aid. It is good to give a poor man a fishing line, rather than giving the fish.” – Priscilla, a mother and farmer in Zimbabwe.
Photo: Richard Wainwright/Act for Peace