World Relief Malawi has donated bags of maize flour to some vulnerable households in Nkhotakota District.
In an interview on Monday, the organisation’s Nkhotakota district projects coordinator Alex Thole said the donation was a response to calls from community members to assist them with food items.
He said: “Last year fall armyworms hit some parts of the district and destroyed crops, thereby reducing crop yield which has made most households become food- insufficient.
“We, therefore, feel we have an obligation to serve the vulnerable households through local churches we work with.”
Thole said their assessment through church network committees indicated that 1 200 families from Sub- Traditional Authority Kalimanjira are facing hunger.
“But through funding from Y-Malawi we have helped 180 households so far and we hope to reach out to more if we get funds,” he said.
One of the beneficiaries, Robert Kamanga, said the donation has come at the right time when most households in his area are hit by hunger.
“We could not concentrate on farm work because of hunger,” he said.
The organisation is working with 58 churches in the area.