Update on our recent Special Appeal for donations
We are pleased to announce that we have had a very positive response to our recent Special Appeal for donations to enable us to supply essential ingredients to our partner community kitchens in the greater Cape Town area during the extended school holidays.
Thanks to the generosity of all those who have supported the Special Appeal, we have been able to donate stock consisting of rice, lentils, samp, beans, soya, pilchards, fresh vegetables and fruit to feed 4200 learners with a daily cooked meal across 10 community kitchens for a period of 16 days.
The value of the donations we received exceeded our expectations. We have therefore used our discretion to allocate the excess funds received to purchase essential ingredients for 9000 food parcels. These food parcels will be packed at our warehouse in Philippi during the course of this week and sent to various community centres in the greater Cape Town area including those in the Southern, Northern, Eastern and Central Metropole districts. We have also identified Saldanha, Vredendal, Beaufort West and Oudtshoorn for the distribution of food parcels to needy households.
Each food parcel will contain soya mince, rice, mielie meal, peanut butter, lentils, tinned pilchards, self-raising flour and sunflower oil.
We are targeting the homes of the most vulnerable where there are unemployed parents, child-headed households and elderly who are supporting grandchildren. Most parcels will be delivered door to door by volunteers of the community projects with whom we are collaborating.
To those who kindly made donations in response to our initial Special Appeal, we trust that this strategic decision will meet with your approval.
We will continue to assess the situation carefully in the coming weeks and if possible, initiate a second round of food parcels.
With thanks for your ongoing support.