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Isaiah Mombilo of CCS in the middle, with two volunteers who helped him distribute food parcels donated.

Food Parcels Support Our Refugee Communities During Lockdown

From one minority community to another, the Cape SAJBD in April supported refugee Burundian, Congolese and Rwandan communities with food parcels to see them through the national lockdown.

Isaiah Mombilo of the Congolese Civil Society (CCS) with pride and thanks reported that the R5,000 donation meant a week’s stock of food could be distributed to 25 families in the community.

“I lack words in how to thank you, Stuart, and the Jewish community,” he wrote.

On 17 April, the CCS received 25 food parcels delivered by Pick n Pay Gardens Centre.

“Knowing how urgent the situation is for some in our community, where there would be nothing to eat tonight, we got to work distributing the parcels that same day,” he said, the CCS distributing to families in Woodstock, Salt River, Brooklyn, Wynberg, Grassy Park and Retreat.

Aside from challenges with affording groceries, Isaiah noted that many of the families they visited were challenged in making rent in April.

We appeal to our community to continue supporting our feeding efforts via SnapScan or EFT with the reference ‘Parcels’ followed by your surname. Together, we can help the greater Cape community through this challenging economic time.

Banking details:
Standard Bank Thibault Square
Account Number: 070 703 329
Branch Code: 020909
Use your name and ‘Parcels’ as reference
(SnapScan Code included in email)

Mathilde Myburgh

As a Communications Specialist, Mathilde brings seven years of experience in print and digital media, research and communication to the team, bridging the gaps between relevant content, community reach and growth, and public relations.

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