WIZO recently announced the launch of a feeding scheme by its Century City branch, which is working to assist in the region of 1000 people living in the Joe Slovo Park, Phoenix, Summer Greens and Brooklyn areas, via the Milnerton Community Action Network (CAN).
The initiative supports vulnerable families who find themselves in dire circumstances due to the impact of the Covid-19 lockdown.
Janene Currie, Chairman of BZA WIZO Cape Town, said the feeding scheme is the brainchild of Sue Lipschitz, Chairman of WIZO’s Century City branch. In the first week of May, Sue, with the help of two branch members Rochelle Bloomberg and Daphne Cohen, as well as Vaughan Butler, packed over 1000 items into 100 parcels, each filled to the brim with food staples, hygiene products, fresh vegetables and bread.
“Sue is working closely with CAN’s Janine McEvoy to ensure that the food parcels actually reach the families who need them. This is the WIZO way, and although our primary focus is to raise funds for our WIZO projects in Israel, we will always reach out when there is such an enormous need locally, as there is right now,” added Currie.
The food is purchased via the in-house store at Oasis Retirement Resort using funds that are donated either in a lump sum, or weekly.
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