Food For Families

In 2020 when COVID 19 caused a strict lockdown in South Africa many highly vulnerable families of the Eastern Cape, the poorest province faced an unbearable plight. Our “partner on the ground”, the Ubunye Foundation, identified eight hundred families in great need of help procuring food. Through their Food Relief program, they acquired donations of food and began delivering them weekly to rural communities in Ngqushwa and Makana. The major challenge was that many families were located in remote villages and the ageing vehicle being used was on its last legs. There was an urgent need for an off-road vehicle to ensure the delivery of the food boxes. A generous donor of Ubunye Challenge donated US$10,000, half the funds needed for an off-road vehicle with off-road tyres, a tracker and insurance. The remaining funds were raised through a Go Fund Me Campaign organized by Ubunye Challenge.