Thanks to the Gift of the Givers Foundation, three hundred families in Kuruman in the Northern Cape will be putting food on their tables. The disaster relief organisation donated the food parcels following the severe floods in recent weeks. The food parcels were made up of 10kg rice, maize sugar, tinned fish and baked beans.
According to Imitiaz Sooliman, Gift of the Givers teams commenced the 11-hour journey from Cape Town on Wednesday carrying humanitarian supplies for villagers having experienced the worst flood since 1974.
“When the teams arrived on Thursday, they were told that many of the families were unable to reach by road,” said Sooliman. He said teams were able to visit seven villages, where each family received blankets, food parcels and hygiene products. Supplies were generously sponsored by Woolworths Makro and TFG.
According to Jonathan and Nicky Oppenheimer:“We are proud of the collaborative efforts that have been made by the Fireblade Aviation team and Gifts of the Givers to support the people of Kuruman in this time of need. The Northern Cape has been important to us for many years and we are delighted to have been able to assist”.
Sooliman said they were working in close co-ordination with Northern Cape Premier Zamani Saul, MEC for Social Development, Topsy Vilakazi, and executive mayor of John Taolo Gaetsewe District, Sofia Mosikatsi in an effort to alleviate food insecurity in the province.