Operation Hunger is calling on all South Africans to support the #feedafamily campaign. Together we can help feed vulnerable families affected by the spread of the COVID-19 virus.
South Africa (3 April 2020) – Operation Hunger has a history of positive action in the fight against malnutritionin South Africa’s homes, schools and communities at large and they are stepping up during the COVID-19 lockdown.
Established in 1980, Operation Hunger has a history of positive action in the fight against malnutrition in South Africa’s homes, schools and communities at large.
“In 40 years of working we continue to build strong partnerships with business, communities, social development agencies, civil society to enable inclusive, innovative, measurable, tailored community programming responses to eradicate hunger, household food insecurity and malnutrition in all its forms.”
The communities in which Operation Hunger operates are generally situated in deeply rural areas or sprawling informal settlements with little or no basic services, very few resources and minimal health care systems.
“In these areas, we fight malnutrition with education and skills development by training stakeholders and initiating sustainable projects that address the root of the malnutrition problem, poverty.”
Operation Hunger has reached about 2.4 million lives countrywide through its community programs.
The initiative has started a fundraising campaign where you can help feed a family during the COVID-19 lockdown.
What is the process, start to finish?
Once the financial donation is received by operation hunger, dry bulk foods and tin foods are purchased at a local supermarket nearest to the targeted cluster of disadvantaged communities. This then gets divided into small food hampers worth R180.00 each. The food hampers will be collected and delivered by an Operation Hunger champion to each the target communities where it is then received and distributed to identified beneficiaries as listed and agreed to by the relief committee and operation hunger. Beneficiaries will sign as they receive the food parcels.
The food parcel contains the following; dry foods, tinned foods and some sanitizers amounting to R180,00 each. Each of the food hampers will have the following items; sugar, tea, milk, maize meal, samp, beans, lentils, oil, salt, beef stock, tins of fish, Dettol, Protex hand soap, and disposable wipes.