Feeding the Hungry distributes food parcels at Kwa-Guqa


Feeding the hungry, is a Middelburg Chamber of Commerce and Industry (MCCI) initiative that assists beneficiaries who cannot sustain themselves and have limited access to food, with the specific emphasis on a balanced diet.

These CSI projects contribute to their Broad-Based Black Economic Empowerment (BBBEE) scorecard and we also ensure that funds are spent locally within our community and province.

“So the impact with continuous investments and support from companies will ensure little by little that we can overcome the poverty problem. Focus is on balance meals as well as addressing protein deficiency in our community,” they said in a statement.

As Nelson Mandela said…. “Overcoming poverty is not a task of charity; it is an act of justice. LikeSlavery and Apartheid, poverty is not natural. It is manmade and it can be overcome and eradicated by the actions of human beings. Sometimes it falls on a generation to be great. YOU can be that great generation. Let your greatness blossom. It’s not an act, but a habit.”

The site visit was done together with the Child Welfare in Emalahleni. We and our investors, support them (child headed households and households with specific protein need – kwashiorkor) monthly by buying food parcels (enough food for a family of four for a month) and the contents of the food parcel includes:

• Maize Meal

• Afrisoy Beef Food Parcels

• Baked Beans in Tomato Sauce

• Samp

• Rice

• Pilchards in Tomato Sauce

• Pasta

• Rutf Nutri Paste

• Sugar

• Imunomeal

• Jam

• Tea Food Parcel

• Salt

• Soap

• Soap (Laundry)

• Box Stock

All for only R360.00 per food parcel.

The MCCI stated that “Without our partner’s contribution, we would not be able to make this enormous difference in the community. Your commitment and generosity is truly appreciated and valued.”

• It has come to our attention that there are many hungry kids and families in our municipal area.

• Created Project – feeding the hungry

• Local kids suffering from extreme protein deficiency and various other causes due to no or limited access to food. (Sango Village)

• Food parcels (R360.00 per month for a family of four) are being bought and delivered to beneficiaries in need of food.

• Cannot sustain themselves and have limited access to food, with the specific emphasis on a balanced diet.

• Success to date fed more than 5000 beneficiaries – reliable access to the economy.

• Providing beneficiaries with education

• Decrease unemployment

Step by step giving kids sustainable access to the market by completing school with a matric certificate, and also with an opportunity to be employed (SHORT TERM GOAL – EDUCATION) and addressing the unemployment rate amongst youth (LONG TERM GOAL – CREATE EMPLOYMENT).

For More information or to contribute towards ‘Feeding the Hungry’ contact Valerie Pienaar at Email: businesslink@middelburginfo.com or 013 243 2253.

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