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: Disaster.Donations@capetown.gov.za 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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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
147 Prunus road, Bonteheuwel
Contact: Kash – 062 615 8714
339 Manenberg Avenue, Manenberg
Contact: Gatto – 072 711 6622
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
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
Cravenby Care Centre
Contact: Vineshree Naidoo – 061 418 0006
Info: Find out more on their Facebook page
Somerset West / Strand
Rustof Secondary School
Contact: Danielle: 071 891 4433
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’
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 email@example.com so that we can help you raise awareness.