#Each1Feed1 initiative reaches Zandspruit community
“Our aim is to touch all corners of the country and assist vulnerable communities through #Each1Feed1 program,” said Nelson Mandela Foundation CEO Sello Hatang during the #Each1Feed1 initiative recently held in Emthonjeni Community Centre in Zandspruit.
Each1Feed1 is an emergency relief food delivery initiative that seeks to assist vulnerable communities across South Africa. Nelson Mandela Foundation, Kolisi foundation and Imbumba are the main forced behind the initiative alongside Japanese Chamber of Commerce.
“As the coronavirus pandemic continues to affect many vulnerable families,” Hatang said, “ food security remains an enormous threat to the lives and wellbeing of children across South Africa especially in the informal settlements.”
Through #Each1Feed1 initiative, Nelson Mandela Foundation together with other foundations and stakeholders will be supporting child-headed households, the unemployed; HIV affected and infected families in the communities.
To Zandspruit community, Hatang said, the initiative comes as a response to the multiple challenges posed by COVID-19. More than 55 Zandspruit families have benefited from the initiative.
“Each1Feed1has become a flagship project for the Foundation’s Mandela Day campaign. Supported by multiple institutional stakeholders and the public, its anchor partners are the Kolisi Foundation and the Imbumba Foundation. Through the Each 1 Feed 1 program, the Nelson Mandela Foundation continues to unearth the real living condition of many vulnerable South Africans.”
These beneficiary stories deserve to be shared as they demonstrate the needs of the communities due to Covid-19, Hatang said.
“I am very happy to be considered for the food parcels donations,” said Nomzamo Qukwana of Zandspruit extension 10. “I was the only one working in my family; unfortunately I lost my job due to COVID-19. #Each1Feed1 has come in to help me and my family. I am so thankful to Nelson Mandela Foundation.