እንደሚታወቀዉ፣ COVID19 ወረርሽኝ በአለማችን ከተከሰተ ወዲህ፣ ቫይረሱ በቀጥታ ከሚያመጣዉ ጉዳት በተጨማሪ፣ ሰዎችን ክፉኛ በኢኮኖሚ ማዳከም፣ አንዱና ዋነኛዉ ችግር ነዉ። በመሆኑም፣ የካልጋሪ የኢትዮጵያ ማህበረሰብ ማህበረሰብ ማህበር፣ በካናዳ ቀይ መስቀል በኩል፣ ከካናዳ መንግስት ባገኘዉ የገንዘብ እርዳታ፣ በወረርሽኙ አማካኝነት ከስራ ተፈናቅለዉ፣ ገቢአቸዉ ለቀነሰ ሰዎች፣ እንዲሁም፣ ልጆችን ለመጠበቅ ሲባል፣ ቤት ለዋሉ እናቶች፣ የፋሲካና የኢድ አል ፈጥር በአላት ምክንያት በማድረግ፣ በDecember, 2020 ከወጣቶች ጋር በመተባበር ያደረገዉን የግሮሰሪ እርዳታ፣ አሁን ደግሞ የማህበሩ አመራር በራሱ ለመስራት ሁኔታዎችን በማመቻቸት፣ እርዳታ በመስጠት ላይ ይገኛል። ከCOVID19 ወረርሽኝ አሁንም እራሳችንን እንጠብቅ።
COVID19 has affected many members of our community. At present, significant number of our community members have been forced to stay at home and are unable to cover their monthly grocery expenses. Thee anxiety that may come from being food insecure, can affect family wellness. Children’s physical and emotional wellness is also at risk as they try to attend schools in a different setting. The Calgary Ethiopian Community Association, with the grant obtained from the Canadian Government through the Canadian Red Cross, is assisting members of our community, directly or indirectly affected by COVID 19, to buy limited grocery items for their households. The grocery purchases are taking into consideration local context and cultural preferences and are designed to complement existing food baskets by filling nutrient gaps. The focus is to ensure that community members can, as before, prepare fresh cooked foods for their loved ones, containing a combination of whole grains, pulses and vegetables, based on cultural context and suitable for different age groups. The support we are getting from the Canadian Government and the Canadian Red Cross made our Association to be the first to provide food and basic necessities to members of our community during this pandemic period.