The Do More Foundation is working to feed 20,000 children in 20 months this World Food Day; working to turn the narrative of 2020 into one of hope.
South Africa (16 September 2020) – The 16th of October is World Food Day, one of the most celebrated days on the UN calendar. Hundreds of events and outreaches across 150 countries bring governments, businesses, NGOs, the media and public together to take action against hunger. World Food Day promotes worldwide awareness and action for those who suffer from hunger and for the need to ensure healthy diets for all.
With the current economic climate and the cost of living rising at a staggering rate, many low-income families are struggling to feed their children effectively. With the rise of unemployment, the risk of children going hungry is even higher. Children need good nutrition to focus at school so if one is lacking, the other surely will too.
The Do More Foundation has set an ambitious goal for 2020. In 2019, the organisation set out to make 100 000 sandwiches to feed 100 000 mouths.
“We are challenging South Africans (and internationals) to change the narrative of 2020 to one of hope and #DoingMore. By the 16th of October (World Food Day) we want to secure daily meals for 20,000 vulnerable young children in South Africa every school day for the next 20 months. All you need to do is sponsor one of these children for R20 a month or R400 once-off. We are able to provide a young child a meal every school day for an entire month @ R20 through our DoMore porridge secured at cost.”
To join the campaign, you can donate a meal or month of meals here: https://domore.org.za/world-food-day-2020/#WFD-Donate. So far, they have raised enough for 207 meals. With a whole month to go, there is enough time to reach 20,000. Since the start of the lockdown, the Do More Foundation has given out over 7.1 million meals to vulnerable families in South Africa.