Film actors donate food parcels to Diepsloot families

At least 400 families received food parcels delivered by actors GP-MaOrange, Presley Chweneyagae and Zenzo Ngqobe both in Diepsloot and Alexandra on Wednesday 13 May.

Partnering with the Southern African Youth Movement (SAYM), the actors, who all starred in Oscar-winning South African movie Tsotsi, donated food and COVID19 essentials to the community of Diepsloot.

In Diepsloot they distributed 200 food parcels, targeting 87 people living with disabilities and 113 community members most of whom live with chronic illnesses.

The team was part of the Southern African Youth Movement (SAYM), which has a network of youth across at least 8 provinces running poverty alleviation projects, food sustainability, and training.

The three have already provided food, sanitizers and masks, and farming seeds to communities in Mpumalanga (Mbombela and Witbank), Eastern Cape (Libode Umtata, Idutywa, and Lady Grey. 

They will be going to other provinces including Limpopo, KZN, Free State, North West, from next week to donate food parcels and farming seeds.

The details for the Diepsloot visit was as follows:               

10h00: Distribution of the food parcels to 57 Disabled Beneficiaries Households in ward 95 and 113.

11h30: Distribution of the food parcels to 110 households, including those with chronic illnesses. 

12h30: Bona Lesedi Disability centre to distribute food parcels to 30 beneficiaries living with disabilities. Donate farming seeds for food sustainability.

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