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Despite Numerous Challenges, We Continue to Serve Hope in KZN

Our Durban team has been working tirelessly over the last few months, ensuring that the most vulnerable are receiving food support seven days a week. We are currently providing daily meals to 5,000 displaced people at 30 community halls in areas such as Ntuzuma, Phoenix, Umlazi, Inanda, Tongaat, Waterloo and Pinetown.

In order to provide this continued support in several communities, careful logistical planning is required, including the support of member beneficiary organisations and, third party logistics, to ensure that warm cooked meals reach each site daily on time

Water rationing is underway in eThekwini and is likely to continue until June 2023, while infrastructure repairs get underway. The quality of the water that communities receive is also compromised. Our team on the ground has shared that they have started purchasing water to ensure cooking environments remain sanitary. 

If you are able to help with providing water and hygiene products, please donate here. Contact us at info@foodforwardsa.org or call 021-531-5670.

r generous donors and partners for committing to support our relief efforts as we ensure we serve hope to the displaced families during these challenging times. Here is some feedback we’ve received from our donors:

“I had the pleasure of recently visiting FoodForward SA’s KZN branch and was met by passionate individuals that tirelessly continue to support those in need through their food banking network. It was heartening to see a team dedicated to helping communities, especially those worst affected by the recent floods.” – Evan Jacobs, Head of Solutions Mapping, United Nations Development Programme.

“It’s an impressive set up when you visit FoodForward SA. I enjoyed the energy, passion and professionalism of Yolanda, Bukhosi, and the rest of the Durban team. It was great to arrive in the morning to witness the trucks loading and getting ready to distribute large volumes of food. I spoke to the staff and saw first-hand the warehouse operations in action. We visited two community halls and one organization. It was eye opening and very sad. The extent of the damage was also visible in areas surrounding the halls. It was helpful to see the context and understand the work to be done to rebuild the homes and get family life restored.

The need is still high for food, blankets, water, heating and so on. But recipients are very grateful for support and the communities and organisations, including the private sector have rallied to help where they can.”

– Nyimpini Mabunda, CEO for General Electric Southern Africa.

“We are proud to partner with FoodForward SA as they provide food relief to thousands of families who have been impacted by the recent torrential floods in KwaZulu Natal. We are grateful for the opportunity to support this strong team that continues to roll up their sleeves to provide on-the-ground essentials for families during very difficult times. It’s our hope that this will make an impact in community-building efforts.” – Dean Villet, Managing Director, Michael & Susan Dell Foundation South Africa.

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