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Food charities that need donations or helping hands

We have seen so many people come together to make a difference and we urge anyone that has the resources to please consider donating either food, funds or extra hands to these food charities.

We have donated over 10,000 meals already and counting, but more and more people need help every day. Together we can make a huge difference.

Have a look at the different food charities you could help support in your area:

Kwa-Zulu Natal

Food For Life

Food For Life is a non-sectarian and non-discriminating organisation that respects all religions and cultural traditions and has volunteers from all religious and racial backgrounds who are involved in programs all over the world. Food For Life SA is affiliated to Food For Life Global, which is the world’s largest vegan/vegetarian food relief programme serving over a million plates of cooked meals a day and is funded mainly by member donations and corporate grants. They currently distribute approximately 10,000 plates of food per day to the poverty-stricken people of Durban and surrounding areas. Find out how to get involved here.

Gauteng

MES

MES believes that a healthy body houses a healthy mind. Nutrition is a key activity in their pre-schools and after-school programmes. Nutrition is equally important for their youth in training and homeless adults at the canteen. Your donation will enable them to provide a nutritious meal to one individual per day. Find out how to get involved here.

Food For Life

Food For Life is a non-sectarian and non-discriminating organization that respects all religions and cultural traditions and has volunteers from all religious and racial backgrounds who are involved in programs all over the world. Food For Life SA is affiliated to Food For Life Global, which is the world’s largest vegan/vegetarian food relief programme serving over a million plates of cooked meals a day and is funded mainly by member donations and corporate grants. Find out how to get involved here.

Western Cape

Ladles of Love

Ladles of Love is an extensive community project dedicated to feeding hungry people. Their soup kitchens feed the homeless of Cape Town every week. Find out how to get involved here.

MES

MES believes that a healthy body houses a healthy mind. Nutrition is a key activity in their pre-schools and after-school programmes. Nutrition is equally important for their youth in training and homeless adults at the canteen. Your donation will enable them to provide a nutritious meal to one individual per day. Find out how to get involved here.

Eastern Cape

MES

MES believes that a healthy body houses a healthy mind. Nutrition is a key activity in their pre-schools and after-school programmes. Nutrition is equally important for their youth in training and homeless adults at the canteen. Your donation will enable them to provide a nutritious meal to one individual per day. Find out how to get involved here.

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Charity organisations that desperately need your help during the lockdown period!

Charity organisations that desperately need your help during the lockdown period:

HOLAH (House of Love and Hope)

A safe loving haven for abandoned/orphaned babies.

What they do:

In South Africa, there are a large number of abandoned and orphaned babies, as well as babies that are taken out of homes for various reasons. In light of this, HOLAH’s main purpose is to be a safe haven for these young children.

Why support them?

“Due to the dramatic drop in sales at our charity HOP shop, due to the majority of people social-distancing, we are estimating that we are going to be at least R30,000 short of paying our monthly expenditures”.

How to donate:

Please send any amount to the bank account below:

  • Likhon iThemba
  • FNB – Durban North
  • Branch Code – 220426
  • Account Number – 62396663918

SPCA Amanzimtoti

What they do:

They run mobile clinics two mornings a week in the underprivileged, previously disadvantaged and rural areas. They offer education on animal care, dipping, vaccinations, sterilisation, and primary veterinary treatment for animals and when possible supply animal food for the needy animals. On a daily basis, they deal with lost, found, unwanted, confiscated and abused animals. Their inspectors respond to emergency calls of animal cruelty and investigate reports of animal abuse or neglect and where necessary rescue animals and file charges with the police for further investigation and prosecution. They deal with animal-related difficulties, for example, feral cats at business premises and stray animals on the roads. They sterilize animals to control the number of strays and unwanted animals. All animals are sterilized before adoption and a pre-home check is done.

Why support them?

“This shutdown is going to be absolutely devastating for us. The loss of revenue from our charity shops and boarding facilities is going to hit us extremely hard. The animals continue to pour in, even more so now, due to misinformation that animals carry the virus. We know this is a really tough time for everyone, but if you can spare even a small donation, it will really make a difference to us”.

How to donate:

  • Amanzimtoti SPCA
  • First National Bank
  • Current account
  • Acc no: 62807184552
  • Branch code: 220127

SPCA Pietermaritzburg

What they do:

The Pietermaritzburg Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (SPCA) provides a comprehensive service to a large community in order to fulfill their mandate to prevent cruelty, neglect and suffering to all animals.

Why support them?

“SPCA Pietermaritzburg needs your help to make sure that we are prepared for the lockdown! We do not have enough food for a month let alone indefinite time. Please, please — we are asking for donations of dog, puppy, cat, kitten, rabbit and guinea pig Pellets, tins, sachets….everything is needed. We did a stocktake of our food container today and optimism was lost”.

How to donate:

  • Standard Bank Acc No: 250068052
  • Branch Code: 05-75-25
  • Reference: Food Donation

The Salvation Army Joseph Baynes Children’s Home

What they do:

The program provides residential care for at-risk children and youth in order that they may have access to quality education and have a sense of family and security. Life-skills programs empower the youth to ensure that they can function independently when they are released from the program.

Why support them?

“We too have been impacted by the COVID19. On Tuesday the minister of social development sent out correspondence saying that the facility is essentially on lockdown children may only leave for essential appointments and no visitors are allowed. While we understand and agree with the minister’s decision it’s very hard to explain to a small child that they cannot see their mommy or granny. So we are appealing to our friends and sponsors to help us bring a smile to our children’s faces. If you can possibly assist us with some donations of Easter eggs, sweets, chips or a cake or four. Some board games for our older children would be nice. Unfortunately, we cannot allow visitors to serve or see the children as we did in the past but our reception is open to receive any donations”.

How to donate:

Please call 033 3862326 to arrange a donation.

Ladles of Love

Ladles of Love is an extensive community project dedicated to feeding hungry people. Their soup kitchens feed the homeless of Cape Town every week. Our other projects provide food to struggling schools, students and communities.

Why support them?

“In the first few weeks of lock-down, we grew from an average of 350 meals a day to 2000. It’s been an unbelievable few weeks as we expanded and scaled up our feeding schemes to meet the increased need during this lock-down period”.

How to donate:

If you’d like to donate to our work, please click here.

CHOC – Childhood Cancer Foundation South Africa

What they do:

CHOC is a non-profit organisation made up of caring, committed and passionate people who stand up for and support the well-being of children and teenagers diagnosed with cancer or life-threatening blood disorders and their families.

Why support them?

“We provide accommodation, transport funds amongst other things for people in need. We have 13 CHOC accommodations throughout SA”.

How to donate:

If you’d like to donate to our work, please click here.

Door of Hope Children’s Mission in Johannesburg, South Africa

What they do:

Their missions include; saving abandoned babies, bringing children home, building people of character and bridging a better world.

Why support them?

Door of Hope desperately needs face masks for the protection of our aunties and babies. Please email [email protected] if you are able to donate or sell good quality masks at a reasonable price. Anyone with time on their hands, material and sewing machine and can make washable masks, please contact us too! Bless you all and stay safe!

How to donate:

If you’d like to donate to our work, please click here.

Let us know which other charity organisations you think need to be added to our list!