A Lesotho man reportedly died from starvation in Lenasia and it sparked outrage within the community; the Angel Network doubles efforts to prevent it from happening again.
Johannesburg, South Africa (03 August 2020) – It has been a week since the news broke about the tragic death of a Lesotho man in Lenasia. According to EWN and the Daily Maverick, Thabiso Mokhele was found emaciated and alone on the floor of his shack.
The story broke and broke hearts in the process. Anger spread, how can a person be so forgotten and pushed aside that they die from hunger? The Angel Network heard the tragic news and it sparked a flame that now burns brightly.
The charity is doubling its efforts to raise funds, collect food and handout to communities in need.
“There are over 14 000 people there who are starving and The Angel Network is starting to get food to them. Together with Afrika Awake who will distribute the food, [we] got Rise Against Hunger go donate 3 240 meals and we are going to provide this fully cooked pap to another 1 980 ppl. We will be sending 8000 x 500g sachets of Epap and approaching FeedSA and SA Harvest to see if they can assist too. We cannot let one more human being die of hunger on our watch”
Having already supplied 2000 bags of Epap, the additional 8000 will mean the organisation will feed 10,000 for 10 days.
The Angel Network welcomes soup packet donations which go a long way to aid others. One packet feeds four people for a day. They recently handed out these packets to people in need.
The need is so great that people are trying to do more, with fewer resources. One way this is being accomplished is by making Jars of Hope or a Meal-in-a-Bag.
Many charities have adopted this method as a short-term solution to fill hungry bellies. It is easier to feed hundreds of people by splitting resources. This is done by making meal bags.
Charities recommend buying rice, pasta, soup mix or split peas, lentils, stock cubes and soup packets. This won’t set you back more than R100.00 and you can make up multiple bags. The bag will feed a family of four for a day.
If you want to get involved in the Angel Networks various projects, you can reach out to them via Facebook here.