Food parcels support our refugee communities during lockdown

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

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

By Mathilde Myburgh

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