Through a generous donor in the community, the SAJBD established a Food Relief Fund in May 2020. The funds were to be used to bring relief to those left hungry by the COVID lockdown in the country.
The SAJBD partnered with the Angel Network to ensure that the funds were responsibly and effectively utilised and that food relief would go directly to those in need. The Angel Network, active in 3 provinces with excellent networks throughout different parts of our society, provided us with the right infrastructure to distribute these funds.
In addition to this, through generous donors of the Jewish community, combined with the SAJBD Food Fund, R20 million has already been given towards alleviating hunger during COVID.
Working closely with the Angel Network, beneficiaries have received food in all nine provinces of the country. Relief has been distributed in rural and urban environments as well as to vulnerable communities such as refugees and child and granny headed households.
Every request was assessed to ensure that it was legitimate and help was given, depending on the specific need.
The SAJBD – Angel Network partnership has made a critical contribution to hunger relief in South Africa during this difficult time.