Kwale based mining firm Base Titanium has stepped up its food distribution programme during the Coronavirus pandemic to cushion venerable households.
Base titanium community relations Manager Pius Kassim said food ration is meant to sustain vulnerable families impacted by the ongoing pandemic.
Kassim said the company has since March embarked on delivering emergency relief supplies in Kwale county and parts of Mombasa to sustain vulnerable populations impacted by Coronavirus.
He said the donations include wheat and maize flour, rice, cooking oil, salt, sugar, tea leaves and bar soaps to help vulnerable communities cope during this pandemic.
He spoke to the press at the Likoni sub county Salvation Army headquarters during a relief food distribution exercise.
Kassim who is coordinating Base’s community response to covid-19 said the mining firm is targeting 8,000 households across Kwale and parts of neighbouring Mombasa county benefiting close to 50,000 residents.
He said the firm will distribute 4,000 parcels of food rations in the next three months in Msambweni and Likoni sub counties.
He revealed that the company had assessed and mapped out the most vulnerable members of the community in the two sub counties up to the village level.
“Never has there been a time when community means more to Base Titanium than now” he said adding that the company with other partners including Kenya Red Cross Society, National and County Government will work together towards supporting the local communities.
He said Base Titanium has been offering support to vulnerable families in Kwale including distributing food and other non food stuff including facemasks, setting up hand washing units, infrared guns and other personal protective equipment to help fight the spread of the novel Coronavirus.
Likoni Sub county assistant County commissioner Angela Tito thanked Base Titanium for the good gesture calling other corporate organisations to copy.
“We need more such organisations to come on board and support needy people,” she said.