AUSTRALIAN Christian aid organisation Feed the Hungry has contributed $10,000 to help feed 210 families in the Nadi and Lautoka area.
The flood aid assistance program will ensure 210 food vouchers being distributed by the Wings of the Morning Ministry (WMM) with the assistance of NewWorld Supermarket to families still struggling to make ends meet six weeks after the March flood swept through the west.
Missionaries, the Rev Diann and Owen Todd from WMM, said they identified the need and the families that most needed assistance by consulting Christian church organisations in the division.
"We find that considerable hardship is being experienced by many families now that the flood is several weeks behind, food hampers and other assistance are drying up and the problem may no longer be a top priority," said Mr Todd.
NewWorld Supermarket operations manager Parbhanand Sami said the grocery retail chain was always ready to assist in times of natural disasters, especially when families were going through severe hardship.
"We applaud Feed the Hungry for funding this initiative and also thank the Wings of the Morning Ministry for their help in identifying the most needy flood victims," he said.
"NewWorld is always ready to assist in times of need, this is something we always do in the aftermath of natural disasters like the recent flood."
Ms Todd said families at Korovuto in Nadi and Bila settlement near Vitogo Village were the first to receive vouchers under the assistance program.