Provide 2100 families with food for 1 week -UPDATE

UPDATE: Thanks to hundreds of generous donors we have reached our goal! However, we are leaving donations open to see if we can stretch our impact a bit further. Please do check back in regularly for updates on our impacts and about our next steps. THANK YOU.
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After 1 month of complete lockdown, the number of vulnerable families in the Kathmandu valley has grown significantly. The economic impacts of the COVID-19 shutdown have hit daily wage workers and their families the hardest, and food security is a growing threat.

The Yellow House volunteer group quickly mobilized in the first days after the lockdown and started distributing healthy food packages to vulnerable families across the valley. We source our fresh produce from local farmers who have lost their markets, and dry goods come from local suppliers. Each package is designed to feed a family of 4 for one week and includes rice, daal, sugar, tea, soap, salt, and 10 kgs of fresh vegetables.

Our initial goal was to feed 400 families. Thanks to overwhelming support from across the globe, we were successful in raising well over $10,000 and distributing over 2000 healthy food packages to vulnerable families across the valley.

As the number of COVID-19 cases in Nepal grows, so does the likelihood of the complete lockdown extending. With each passing week, more families are running out of options.

We are currently unable to keep up with the rising demand for food packages, and are opening another appeal to provide a week's worth of food for another 1,000 families. 

Each food package costs only $13 USD - for just under two dollars a day, your contribution will feed a family of four that have no other options, and will directly support struggling local farmers.

Your funds will be sent directly  to our accounts Nepal via a US bank account. We will continue to update our distribution and impacts via this link, and will provide full financial accounting upon request.

Thanks to everyone who has supported our efforts thus far - the hundreds of donors, dozens of dedicated volunteers, and the hardworking local farmers and business colleagues that have provided services at or below cost.

Most of all, THANK YOU for your contribution to help another 1,000 families avoid hunger this week.

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Donations

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  • Anonymous 
    • $20 
    • 1 mo
  • Trishna Gurung 
    • $25 
    • 2 mos
  • Anonymous 
    • $15 
    • 3 mos
  • Caitlin Sweeney 
    • $50 
    • 3 mos
  • Dristi Manandhar 
    • $25 
    • 4 mos
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Yellow House Volunteers 
Organizer
Sanbornton, NH
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