People in less fortunate communities face a dire situation and those who are able to assist with donations are urged to assist in any way they can.

Those hoping to donate can do so through the city of Cape Town or through one of the area-based charitable organisations.

You can make a donation through the City’s Disaster Risk Management Centre by e-mailing: for more details.

Those seeking more information on the Western Cape Government’s food relief programme can phone 0800 220 250 for the Department of Social Development general queries, and 0860 142 142 for donation requests and offers, between 7am and 4pm. You can also send a Please Call Me to 079 769 1207, or email

Click here for more information on the province’s food relief programme.

While the government’s feeding schemes remain swamped, there are numerous other charitable organisations that are helping to ease the load. One such feeding scheme is the work of Lavender6, a collective of people that provide a warm meal as well as instructions on sanitation and social distancing for 200 to 300 children daily.

These are some of the area-specific initiatives in the Western Cape


Bontas Samekoms

147 Prunus road, Bonteheuwel

Contact: Kash – 062 615 8714


Tjatjies Samekoms

339 Manenberg Avenue, Manenberg

Contact: Gatto – 072 711 6622

Bellville South

Smurfs Bubbles Ecd

72 Industry street Bellville South

Reg no: 2018/47615/7

Contact person: Felicia Faro – 073 906 1423

Feeding sites: Stilwaney, Skeem, Flaste, Ou Skeem

Heritage on the Move21 Belle Hof, Vrede Street, Bellville

Reg no: 2013/206776/08

Contact: Lynn Abrahams – 083 612 0832

Lavender Hill


Contact: Lutz Manzelmann – 061 092 6631

Info: Click here for more information and banking details

Groceries can be delivered directly to Lavender6 via online grocery delivery services (such as Bottles) or they will collect larger grocery donations

Elsies River

Cravenby Care Centre

Contact: Vineshree Naidoo – 061 418 0006

Info: Find out more on their Facebook page

Somerset West / Strand

Chef Dani

Rustof Secondary School

Contact: Danielle: 071 891 4433

Hout Bay

Massimo’s Restaurant has created a campaign to prepare meals to be distributed to the needy, in collaboration with ‘Gracie love in a bowl’ and ‘Community Cookup IY’

City Bowl

Den Anker has partnered with NGO The Justice Desk & The Rhulani Mabasa Foundation to provide food parcels to families in need. More info here

* If you are an NGO, NPO or charity organisation helping others during the coronavirus pandemic, please send details to so that we can help you raise awareness.