Theodist drives in to help Life PNG Care put food on wheels

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Life PNG Care director Collin Pake Yakio has welcomed the donation of a truck by Theodist Foundation yesterday.
He said the truck would help them transport food from their farm in Central to Port Moresby.
Yakio told The National that in the past, they often hired trucks to transport produce from their farm into the city to feed the children in their shelter for the homeless.
“We started a farm two years ago to sustain ourselves because we saw that spending money in the city was too much,” he said.
“The home that we are running in the city has about 150 children coming in every weekend to have showers and meals.
“We also currently have 75 children living in our shelter on a permanent basis.
“This truck is a good timely donation that will help reduce the cost of transporting our produce into the city.”
Yakio said they provided different programmes for unfortunate children in the city and had been operating for 12 years.
He said their main goal was education.
Theodist corporate development manager Ryan Pini said the foundation was a new one.
He said Theodist had in the past been donating to schools. Pini said this particular partnership with Life PNG Care really helped the community and education of children. “It’s a very good opportunity for us to give something like a truck for a good course” he said.
The Theodist foundation began helping PNG Care starting last year.