Chinese Ambassador to The Bahamas Huang Qingu Haung presented the Bahamas Feeding Network (BFN) with a $3000 food donation on Friday.
Ambassador Huang said he considers the effort as a valuable contribution to the harmony of society.
For the past six years, the non-profit organisation has provided food parcels and distributed some 3,500 meals weekly throughout the community.
BFN Executive Director Philip Smith said the assistance will go a long way in helping the organisation achieve its goals and that support and donations like this also assist with the growth of the programme.
The donation will go toward the BFN’s feed the 5,000 campaign, which was launched last month in conjunction with Solomon’s food stores, Fresh Markets and AML food services.
The campaign draws funding from the stores’ shoppers and will go towards creating $40 food packages for less fortunate families.
With the purchase of the $40 food package one family will be able to have a whole chicken, a picnic ham, stuffing, five pounds of rice, two cans of peas and two canned vegetables for the holiday season.
Smith said the food is usually distributed through their membership program with various churches who feed the community and they designate certain portions to go out into the community and give.
The program relies on its 30 – 45 regular volunteers including students and good Samaritans.