As we grapple with the effects of Covid-19, many communities in vulnerable areas are facing food insecurity. The Fair Cape Cares Foundation has launched two initiatives to help feed hungry people in Cape Town during the extended Covid-19 lockdown.
For the first initiative, the foundation has partnered with Cape Talk to help provide nourishing meals for the communities left vulnerable.The foundation has committed to donating R400,000 worth of dairy products to feeding schemes in the Cape Town area over the next two months.
In the second initiative, the Foundation has pledged 50c of the proceeds from the sales of a special edition yoghurt pack to The Solidarity Fund for the next four months. The Solidarity Fund is leading the charge in feeding vulnerable communities, and has delivered close to 280,000 food parcels and counting.
Cape talk listeners can call on Pippa Hudson’s show during the Alphabet Soup segment, four times a week, answering three questions and the winner nominating a feeding scheme to which to donate the day’s R10,000 hamper. This community involvement has resulted in donations being made to a widely varied spread of charities.
Joel Serman, Trustee of the Fair Cape Cares Foundation said, that the Covid-19 induced lockdown has brought into sharp focus just how insecure the food value chain in South Africa is.”One in four children in South Africa were malnourished, even before the crisis. An appalling statistic at the best of times, which Covid-19 only threatens to make even worse. We’re honoured to be in a position to be able to provide dairy products to help the less fortunate members of our communities obtain the nutrition they need,” said Serman.