Whilst Coronavirus continues to destroy the livelihoods of many thousands of South Africans, the hunger
crisis in the country has reached catastrophic levels with 1 in 10 reportedly going hungry during lockdown
as a result of reduced or no income at all.
Throughout the lockdown period in South Africa, JAM SA has continued the distribution of meals to
beneficiaries across all nine provinces in the country. Those normally dependent on school feeding
programmes, have been assisted with Take-Home rations through partner ECD centres totalling some
7,2 million meals nationwide. An additional major initiative is family food parcel distribution,
supported by various South African corporates.
Though our efforts continue, and we are doing all we can to assist far and wide, we must do more. With that
in mind, we invite you to join us on 18 July by taking action and inspiring change. Celebrated globally, the
importance of this year’s Nelson Mandela Day is not lost as the pandemic has further exacerbated several
disparities for the most vulnerable communities.
In support of the official phased-in return to school, JAM SA aims to support our Early Childhood
Development (ECD) centre partners as they reopen and prepare to welcome back their young pupils.
Keeping the children safe is of utmost importance but sadly, many of these centres do not have the
financial means, especially after an extended lockdown period. This, coupled with the added
burden of many children attending school simply to receive a meal, will place
added strain on these centres.
We’re appealing for assistance in order for us to provide the following support:
– A bowl of porridge every school day (R50 per child, per month or R600 per year)
– Feed a Family for a month (R400 per family)
– Provision of necessary protective equipment (R4000 per ECD)
– A general donation towards our ongoing #COVID19 efforts
To donate towards
these efforts, please click here
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