“For I was hungry and you gave me something to eat, I was thirsty and you gave me something to drink, I was a stranger and you invited me in, I needed clothes and you clothed me, I was sick and you looked after me, I was in prison and you came to me.”
The above words by Jesus Christ in Matthew 25 verses 35-36 were relived today when the Uebert Angel Foundation partnered Hatfield Member of the House of Assembly Dr. Tapiwa Mashakada to distribute food to the needy.
The first port of call this morning was the Jairos Jiri Children’s Centre located in the Prospect area of Waterfalls.
“Our target is the people with disabilities, the elderly and pensioners, widows and widowers as well as child-headed households. We know there are many other needy people but due to limited resources, our first priority is the above-named groups of people who are in dire need of food assistance. Food is the first line of defence in fighting poverty.
“As a representative of the people in this constituency, I realised that the majority of our people are unemployed and incapacitated to provide food for themselves and approached partners for assistance. I am glad that the Uebert Angel Foundation responded positively and came with this generous donation that will ensure our people will not die of hunger,” Hon. Mashakada said.
Speaking at another distribution point in Msasa Park within the Hatfield Constituency, Pastor Felix Angel, representing the Uebert Angel Foundation in Zimbabwe and Southern Africa, said the initiative was started well before the coronavirus pandemic as part of Prophet Uebert Angel’s philanthropic work.
“My Father in the Spirit, Prophet Uebert Angel, made a commitment to reach out to the needy – not only in Zimbabwe but worldwide, with provisions to assist the needy with food, and where necessary educational assistance, well before the outbreak of the coronavirus. We have previously distributed grocery hampers and maize meal to the needy people in Chitungwiza, Harare South and Norton constituencies. We are going to do so countrywide. Today, 1000 families in Hatfield Constituency will each get a 10kg bag of maize meal,” Pastor Felix Angel said.
The food distribution programme is running concurrently with the “Adopt A School Initiative.”
Under the programme early this year, Prophet Uebert Angel reached out to Bota Primary School in Zaka District, Masvingo Province with his philanthropic bowel.
The prominent preacher-cum-businessman together with his wife Beverly paid school fees including levies for all the 1026 students at the school for the whole year.
Kadyamadare Primary School in Mashonaland East Province is the second school to be adopted by the Uebert Angel Foundation this year.
“The gesture by the Uebert Angel Foundation and Dr. Tapiwa Mashakada’s esteemed office is the evidence that God is still moving in our midst and doing wonders for the downtrodden. Had they not come today, I don’t know what would have befallen me by the end of the day because there was only a single cup of maize meal left in my household,” said the 70-year-old grandmother of 10, Ambuya Cecilia Ruzvidzo from Hatfield, as her grandchild received a 10kg bag of maize meal from the Uebert Angel Foundation.