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Empty Vessel Ministry distributes over 300 food packs

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THE Empty Vessel Ministry Foundation on Monday, April 20, distributed food packs to over 300 individuals as part of the second round of its emergency food program that was launched amid the Covid-19 crisis which has resulted in the unemployment of many community members on Saipan.

Joeten Superstore personnel prepare the goods that will be delivered to the Empty Vessel Ministry Foundation for distribution to community members.

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The recipients included the 120 individuals who showed up for the first food distribution on March 29, but were placed on the waiting list because EVM had already ran out of supplies. “They received a bit more on Monday,” foundation president and board chair Rosalyn Ajoste said.

Aside from food distribution at EVM’s office on Middle Road, Ajoste said they also delivered food items to houses in various villages.

In addition, she said EVM provided several cases of canned goods to the CNMI Center for Independent Living through Susan Satur and her staff members.

Community members observe social distancing as they line up to avail themselves

of the food packs distributed by the Empty Vessel Ministry Foundation on Monday as part of its Covid-19 emergency food program.


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On Monday at the EVM office, Ajoste said nine volunteers strictly implemented the six feet social distancing rule during the distribution of food packs.

She said each pack consisted of brown rice, three cans of tuna, three cans of sardines, three boxes of milk, cereals, Japanese snacks and fresh vegetables: Chinese cabbage, string beans, tomatoes, green mangoes, eggplants and onions.

For the next distribution of food packs, she said EVM has already registered 400 people.

An Empty Vessel Ministry Foundation volunteer hands a food pack to a community member at the EVM office on Middle Road.

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On behalf of EVM, Ajoste expressed appreciation to supporters and donors which included Department of Community and Cultural Affairs Secretary Robert Hunter, Gov. Ralph DLG Torres, Clarence Tenorio and Joeten Enterprises, Jason Sablan, Dr. Elizabeth Triche, Dr. Joel Smith, Dr. Julion Pena, Dr. Peter Brett and the Muslim Community of Saipan.

“And thank you DCCA Secretary Robert Hunter for your hard work and for including EVM as a recipient of donations,” Ajoste said. “Many families will be blessed as a result.”

She said EVM still need smore donations for its next food distribution. To donate or for more information, call 235-2340 or 285-9700, send a message through Facebook or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

November 2020 pssnewsletter

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