Mozambique Flood (Grand Bend)     

The Grand Bend Club’s Global Literacy committee sought to see if a container of dehydrated soup mix could be sent to help those struggling after Tropical Cyclone Idai struck central Mozambique March 14th. The response was terrific and 8 Clubs came forward with promises of financial support. The Rotary Club of Stratford Charitable Foundation has applied for the food aid.
The container which will be left in Mozambique was filled with 21000lb of dehydrated vegetable soup mix from the Ontario Gleaners in Cambridge. It is made from donated surplus produce which is cleaned, chipped and dried to make about 700,000 servings of nourishing soup mix. It was packed in 32 rain barrels and 960 reusable pails. They received a donation of 21000lb of dark red kidney beans from Ferguson Bros. of St. Thomas. This will go well with the soup mix and add much needed protein. In addition to writing the grant proposal, the Rotary Club of Stratford supported a $1000 donation.