Ekurhuleni launches Covid-19 food bank so poor don’t go hungry

Among other donations already recorded were:

  • 200 food vouchers worth R500 each;
  • 1,000 rice packs;
  • 1,000 soap packs; and
  • 5,000 meat packs.

Masina said these and all donations to come would be distributed using a transparent, ward-based system.

“The city and Gauteng province have a database of social welfare and development beneficiaries,” he said.

“These, along with those who have been rendered unable to provide food for themselves due to loss of income and other factors, will be the priority.

“Officials of the city who do social development work will be tasked with the management of this process to ensure transparency and efficiency.”

No cash donations will be accepted, added Masina.

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