With the implementation of the national lockdown to flatten the curve of the COVID19 pandemic, many families have been left destitute without the means to earn an income and provide for their families.
Focusing on Pietermaritzburg and surrounding areas (KZN), Porky’s People, has created a campaign on donations based crowdfunding platform, BackaBuddy, to support as many families as possible with food and other essential items during the lockdown.
Honoring social distancing guidelines, funds raised by their campaign will be converted into digital food vouchers that can be redeemed at any local Shoprite supermarket.
The campaign went live on the 19th of April 2010 and has thus far raised a total of R 14 534.08 with contributions from 21 donors.
“With our campaign, we will do our best to help as many people as possible on a first-come, first-serve basis. We hope the public will join us in raising funds as we strive to overcome this global pandemic.” – Porky’s co-founder, Theresa Pienaar
The platform also welcomes donations in the form of food parcels, if any individuals or small businesses would like to join their efforts to feed vulnerable families during this time.