#Each1Feed1 Initiative: Response to the Covid19 Outbreak in South Africa
To respond to the increased levels of food insecurity, the Kolisi Foundation, Nelson Mandela Foundation and Imbumba Foundation have partnered on an initiative called #Each1Feed1. The initiative intends on supporting families for a minimum of 3 months to combat food insecurity during this time.
“A lot of people are going hungry, in fact there were a lot before the pandemic, but with people being cut from work and without a job, they can’t even get the little bit of food they used to have every day” – Siya Kolisi
In this time of crisis for the South Africa, the National Treasury warned that the country could leave an additional seven million people out of work, and the unemployment rate above 50%. The impact of the pandemic that resulted in a national lockdown, has a devastating impact on those most vulnerable economically. In addition, it is clear that many of our people fall between the cracks of social support.
At the moment, our current Covid-19 food relief are the main focus of the Kolisi Foundation striving to provide sustainable food relief to South Africans, especially focusing on child-headed households, orphans and the vulnerable. Through our partnerships, R100 can feed one person for a month and food packs of R600 are made up to support families of six for a month. This forms part of the #Each1Feed1 movement.
Inequalities persist, though, in the Rainbow Nation and are being reinforced by the economic struggles during the pandemic. With most commercial activity shut down, the poorest and most vulnerable have been especially hurt.
We are all the hands and feet for those who are vulnerable. Individuals and companies can contribute with their finances, time and through partnering with us to impact the nation One by One. You can follow the Kolisi Foundation initiatives and projects on or social media channels and donations can be made on our website.
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