In our third week of distributing food alongside the SOL International Foundation and Roatan Because We Care, Roatan Animal Support provided 2,618 pounds of animal food.
And while in just 3 weeks, we have distributed over 5,000 pounds of animal food, the reality isn’t as impressive. This has been spread amongst 40 + communities which only covers about half of our island. We’re providing 2-pound bags of food to ensure we have enough for everyone in each community, but a couple of pounds only lasts a cat or dog for a few meals. We still try to reach new areas, however, the animals we already provided food to are without a doubt going hungry again.
It’s a humbling and heart-crushing situation. To see people overjoyed to receive food for their pets and the relief it brings them – it is a mixed feeling. While it feels good to help lessen a fraction of their burden, it is also incredibly sad knowing how so many people are seriously struggling and how many animals are suffering. It’s also scary as we now know our island and tourism industry will not be returning to even what a ‘new’ normal may be like for a really long time. Our food distribution, as well as the relief bags provided to families from SOL & Because We Care, are entirely funded by donations and run by volunteers.
We hope funding will continue. We know that so many people across the globe have been affected by this pandemic and many people are struggling financially. But, if you are able to spare a few dollars here and there or every week, please know it is going such a long way to help our island community and our four-legged pals Here is a photo recap of week 3. Thank you so much, friends, for your support and thoughts.
To date, we have reached the following communities:
Port Of Roatan,
Sandy Bay/ Sundancer,
Sandy Bay/ AKR/ SOL,
Las Gemelas Sandy Bay,