Due to the national lockdown put in place by the President to combat the COVID-19 pandemic, many families are unable to earn an income to feed their families. Some of the worst affected are those that are informally and precariously employed, the elderly and child-headed households and Early Childhood Development (ECD) practitioners.
To respond to the increased levels of food insecurity, the Nelson Mandela Foundation, Imbumba Foundation and the Siya Kolisi Foundation have partnered on an initiative called #Each1Feed1. The name of the initiative is inspired by the old Congress of South African Students (COSAS) mantra “Each one, teach one” and is adopted in honour of OR Tambo.
The initiative has distributed food parcels in Makhanda, East London and Zwide, Eastern Cape, Zandspruit, Durban, and Makhado in Limpopo. The initiative has also started on a project to provide boreholes to address the water shortage the communities are facing.
On Thursday 7 May the initiative will be distributing food in Sedibeng and Orange Farm with the Thebe Foundation.
Zenzeleni Children’s and Youth Village
14575 Extension 8a
Zenzele Counselling Project
2173 Phillip Street
We will be accompanied by ambassadors of the initiative who have helped us to raise funds and to promote awareness of the campaign:
Catherine Constantinides, South African environmentalist, entrepreneur, social activist and businesswoman
Kaizer Motaung Jnr, former South African footballer, entrepreneur and social activist
Richard Mabaso, Chief Executive Officer - Imbumba Foundation and social entrepreneur
For media enquiries, please contact Luzuko Koti at LuzukoK@NelsonMandela.org or at +27 (0)82 994 0349.