Help supply nutritious bananas to thousands of children and adults in the Southern Philippines!
The Southern Philippines is a major exporter of bananas. Each week, container vans are packed with bananas for export. There are always some surplus boxes of bananas and some boxes that are rejected for size (too big or too small) or lack the desired number of "fingers" per bunch. The exporters are willing to donate these undamaged and unripened bananas, free of charge, if they are picked up at their packing houses.
Not wanting to see all of these bananas to go to waste, Seeds of Dignity Ministries stepped in to distribute bananas to local organizations that need it most. Bananas are a healthy, vitamin-rich fruit which is a staple to the Filipino diet. Seeds of Dignity Ministries essentially serves as a "bridge" organization to collect the bananas, in quantity, and deliver them to over 30 carefully selected organizations. These 30 programs provide regular meals to children—usually to those who are attending schools and lack sufficient food for normal development. Some impoverished adults are fed as well. By picking up loads up bananas in bulk, costs are greatly lessened and the impact on the local community is incredible.