Covid-19 Food Relief

South Africa | 26th March - 30th June 2020

CityHope Disaster Relief partnered with the KZN Response team to bring hope to many during the Covid-19 lockdown period in South Africa. The KZN Disaster Response Team is a network of faith-based organisations involved in Disaster Management and Response work, including CityHope Disaster Relief, The Domino Foundation, Nation Changers, South African Red Cross and Zoë Life. The group has coordinated on regional disasters since 2019 and partnered once again during this COVID-19 Biological Disaster to lead the relief work of the broader Churches Respond project.

How we helped

The response from churches, businesses, individuals, communities and partners was incredible over this time. Responsive, agile and hugely generous donors allowed the KZN Response Team to provide relief aid, in the form of hampers, to vulnerable families during this time. Through their generosity more than R6m was donated in cash and kind towards the response in two months. We wish to thank the public for partnering with us in this way.

For accountability and impact, please see the Distribution Map see who we have been able to help since 25th March 2020. 

During a period of three months, we distributed over 20,000 food parcels, which helped an estimated 80,000 individuals. The Relief Aid Hope Hampers valued at R350 per pack, included food essentials, hygiene items, educational material in a 20L Covid-19 branded bucket in isiZulu. Each pack was filled with assistance to nourish and care for one family of 4 individuals for a period of 21 days.

Our COVID-19 Relief Journey

“Put your heart and soul into every activity you do, as though you are doing it for the Lord himself and not merely for others.”

– Colossians 3:23 TPT

Our COVID-19 Relief

We are partnering with churches across KZN as a part of the KZN Christian Council (KZNCC) convened KZN Covid-19: Churches Respond project. Read more below around our story.

The KZN Disaster Response Team, is a network of faith-based organisations involved in Disaster Management and Response work, including CityHope Disaster Relief, The Domino Foundation, Nation Changers, South African Red Cross and Zoë Life. The group has coordinated on regional disasters over the past 6 months and have partnered once again during this COVID-19 Biological Disaster to lead the relief work of the broader Churches Respond project.

 

The response from churches, businesses, individuals, communities and partners has been incredible over this time. Responsive, agile and hugely generous donors have allowed the KZN Response Team to provide relief aid, in the form of hampers, to vulnerable families during this time. For accountability and impact, please see the Distribution Map to see who we have been able to help since 25th March 2020.

The goal has been to distribute 100,000 Relief Aid Hope Hampers costing R350 per pack, which includes food essentials, hygiene items, educational material in a 20L Covid-19 branded bucket in isiZulu. Each pack is filled with assistance to nourish and care for one family of 4 individuals for a period of 21 days.

BUT NOW WE HAVE A NEW QUICKER AND MORE EFFICIENT OPTION AVAILABLE

People are getting desperate, they are hungry, distribution is taking time and the needs are overwhelming, so we are excited to announce our Hope Vouchers which is an SMS sent to vulnerable households across the province. These vouchers cost R410 and can be used at any Shoprite, Pick ‘n Pay, Usave, Checkers or Boxer store, in full or in part, to purchase food and other essential items. This solution is extremely cost effective with 98% of funds going directly to the beneficiary (who receives a voucher of R400).

HOW HAVE WE HELPED SO FAR?

During a period of three months, we distributed over 20,000 food parcels, which helped an estimated 80,000 individuals. Read more about our COVID-19 relief journey.

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