BGR Supports Hunger Relief during Pandemic
By BGR Staff
This past week BGR donated $12,000 to support communities, both globally and nationally, adversely impacted by the coronavirus pandemic.
To assist the international effort, BGR contributed $5,000 to the World Food Program USA to provide food relief to people in other countries afflicted by hunger worsened by the pandemic. While coronavirus is hurting everyone, it is hitting people in crisis zones the hardest. From Syria to Bangladesh, the virus is beginning to spread through crowded refugee camps and people living in extreme poverty. With its logistical and emergency expertise, WFP is ramping up its response to nourish and protect people already living in extremely vulnerable conditions.
Here in the U.S., BGR has donated a total of $7,000 to support food banks providing food relief to poor people affected by the pandemic. Donations of $1,000 each were provided to food banks in seven locations: New York City, San Francisco, Seattle, New Orleans, El Paso, Philadelphia, and central New Jersey. While we would have liked to provide assistance to even more regions, we had to choose those areas most urgently in need of food aid.
BGR is blessed to be able to contribute to the important work being done by these courageous organizations. To help BGR continue putting compassion into action, please consider making a generous donation to BGR. We are a unique Buddhist organization helping poor and neglected peoples throughout the world.