The Eyabantwana Trust earmarked money to fund a food relief programme in East London, assisting with the dire need for meals in the area.
East London, South Africa (04 May 2020) – The Eyabantwana Trust, meaning “For the Children”, has allocated a sum of R500,000.00 to go towards feeding schemes at various organisations in the next six months.
Already, the trust has purchased and distributed R60,000.00 in groceries to three East London-based charities.
“We raise funds to support the Paediatric Surgical Services at our two government-based Hospitals, as there is no funding allocated by the government to ensure our surgical team have the necessary equipment to help save tiny lives.
With the reality of the pandemic, our trustees met to discuss the objectives of our organisation, to try and help those young families and children that would go hungry during this time. Our organisation has allocated R500 000 towards a hunger relief program that we are running” – Trystan Viaene, The Eyabantwana Trust, Spokesperson
Their focus is to assist families with babies and young children. The trust selected The King’s Children’s Home, Helping Those in Need and Breath of Life as the first three organisations. The NPOs received food relief last week to the tune of R60,000. This helped feed more than 60 babies, young children and 220 families.
The relief programme has been established to run for the next six months. It is during times of trouble that we look for the helpers! You can find out more about the Trust here.
Below you can see the 225 food parcels made up to support the families as well as the handover that took place ar Breath of Life.