Food Sharing Project in Johannesburg, South Africa

 
The Rotary Club of Morningside, Johannesburg in collaboration with the Rotary Club of Cataraqui-Kingston.
 
Over 9 million people in South Africa face acute food insecurity exacerbated by the Covid-19 pandemic, drought and economic decline.
 
From 29 March to 11 April 2021 RC Morningside is collecting donations of food outside a local supermarket. Ready made up hampers of non-perishable food can be purchased for R 99.00 (approximately CDN 8.50); loose items can be put into Rotary trolleys.  Rotarians, volunteers and youngsters of the RC Morningside’s Interact Club at the French School Lycée Jules Verne are relaying their presence.  They are aiming to collect 600 Rotary Food Boxes plus loose items.
The primary recipient of these items will be Sechaba Support Project and its Early Child Development centres.
It all began with one headmaster’s savings in Diepsloot, an informal settlement on the outskirts of Johannesburg. Please see flyer.
 
Already in August 2020 RC Cataraqui Kingston participated in RC Morningside’s Sechaba (aka community) Early Child Development’s food project with a donation of USD 1,500. As food insecurity worsened RC Morningside decided to do another food hamper project and in February 2021 RC Cataraqui Kingston collaborated with a donation of CDN 1,000 (made up from the last CDN 500 of the International Services budget for 20/21 and CDN 500 from the Club’s President discretionary fund).
 
Rtn Jack Chen, RC Morningside’s organiser of today’s Food Project writes:
 
“Once again on behalf of Morningsiders here in Johannesburg, I thank everyone at RC Cataraqui-Kingston for your generosity, you will soon find out that your kind donations will go a long way and benefit many people in need!”