UNC launches Food Drive amid lockdown, invites people to join

The United National Congress has launched a National Food Drive to provide relief for tens of thousands of citizens across Trinidad and Tobago and asks the public to join it.

Trinidad and Tobago: The United National Congress has launched a National Food Drive to provide relief for tens of thousands of citizens across Trinidad and Tobago and asks the public to join it.

UNC states, “The lockdowns that we are experiencing, at a time when the rest of the world is re-opening, are not affecting us all equally. If you do not have running water, electricity, or enough space at home to socially distance, then it is impossible to follow the health regulations.”

“If you cannot work from home if you earn your living as a housekeeper or a gardener or in daily paid jobs, and you don’t have a bank account, then you have no income, and the government would not provide you with income relief. Thousands in this position can no longer feed their families.”

The COVID-19 pandemic is a boon for the rich, a bane for the poor as millions of people around the world lost their jobs, billionaires increased their wealth by 27.5% between April and July.

Following the statement, UNC added, “The UNC prides itself on being a people-centred party, one that really cares for the poor, hard-working, humble people of this country. Having regarding to this, we in the UNC must act.”

The UNC has organised relief efforts throughout the entire country during the first lockdown last year and has done so regularly whenever there are natural disasters like flooding. Staying true to these principles, the UNC is now organising a food drive in the current lockdown.

The public is invited to contribute to this initiative with foodstuff, household supplies, or even volunteering logistical assistance. The UNC has launched this initiative under the banner, – “The UNC is here to help, here to care”.

UNC concluded, “In this time of tremendous challenge, we must all be our brother’s and our sister’s keeper. We are looking forward to receive your generous donations in this food drive.”