Migrant families have faced untold struggle during the lockdown; the Angel Network and connected CANs are making a difference in their lives.
Johannesburg, South Africa (15 July 2020) – There have been thousands of heartbreaking stories told by foreign nationals who have been left with no support during the lockdown. They have been excluded from government aid and unable to return to their own countries. Many have been left to starve. It is utterly devastating, which is why every organisation that is working to change the lives of these people, should be praised!
The Angel Network has taken up several causes during the lockdown. One of these is to feed the migrant community to ensure that every person living in South Africa, has access to food and is afforded the dignity of a warm meal.
They have worked tirelessly to raise funds and collect food to help feed the migrant families on their lists. Recently enough food and funding were collected to hand out 300 food parcels to families in need. The food in the packages is enough to feed a family for one month.
To make all their food parcels more sustainable, the Angel Network is also collecting funding to hand out seed packs.
Food parcels are a saving grace in a desperate moment, but even better is the ability to grow food and live off the land. The seed packs will enable families to find a long-term solution to their food security. You can get involved here.
Since the start of the lockdown, the Angel Network has provided over 1.1 million meals which included cooked meals, food parcels and ePap handouts. It is incredible to see such dedication to helping touch as many lives as possible.
If you would like to get involved, you can find out more here. The Angel Network has been working with various Community Action Networks (CANs) to reach more people in need; you can also do more by supporting your local CAN. Check our charity list here to see if there is a CAN near you.