On 13 February, Government, declared a national state of disaster to enable an intensive, coordinated response to the impact of floods that affected all but two of South Africa’s nine provinces.
The continuous torrential rains and flash flooding during the first weeks of February resulted in the South African government classifying above-normal rainfall in various parts of the country – with Mpumalanga and the Eastern Cape provinces as the most affected – as a national disaster.
FoodForward SA responded to the National State of Disaster (Floods) by working with other social partners to provide support to flood victims. Our support extends to approximately 1,000 people who have been displaced in Komani (formerly Queenstown) in the Eastern Cape and who are residing in temporary accommodation in community halls.
We are providing three of our beneficiary organisations, viz. Divine Life Restoration, Qipa Uphile Health Care Centre, and Phumelela Special Care and Training Centre, with bulk food items so that they can prepare daily, nutritious meals for the people seeking shelter at these centres. While many families try to rebuild their lives, we will continue to provide hope in the form of a daily hot meal for as long as necessary.
Thank you, to our donors, for responding to our call for support: aQuallé, Danone, Lactalis, Massmart, Pick n Pay and Premier – as well as our financial supporters, Absa, PEP, Investec Ltd, Second Stella and Paul Loewenstein Charitable and Educational Trust and Nedbank Foundation.
If you would like to donate towards our disaster relief efforts please donate here: https://foodforwardsa.org/donate