, a registered NPO and the disaster management arm of Shofar Christian Church, would like to thank all the individuals and organisations who contributed to the food bank over the past five months.

With the start of level 2 of the lockdown we have stopped our relief effort but would like to thank everyone involved. The financial donations and food donations placed in designated trolleys at the various shopping centres enabled us to provide more than 92 tons of food parcels, which amounted to more than 525 000 meals to those in need.

In addition, food parcels were also donated and distributed in our community by Siya Kolisi, Bryan Habana and Landrover/Jaguar.

A special thank you goes to Chief Lester Smith and his team from the Overstrand Municipality for their logistical support, and the countless man hours and resources they provided to ensure that food parcels reached the various communities.

Our gratitude also goes to Joan Pillay and Brian Lobb from Disaster Management for going the extra mile and always making a plan; to Councillors Ronald Nut and Lindele Ntsabo for overseeing the transparent distribution of the food parcels; to Angela Heslop from the Red Cross for their financial support; and Ann Wright from the Hermanus Rotary Club for their support and encouragement. We’d also like to extend a very special thank you to Zelda la Grange for her passion in facilitating and addressing the needs in our community.

But most of all, thank you to the Hermanus community who gave so generously in a time of need, not only to us but also to other organisations like food4love, Pear Tree, various churches and other NGOs.

We are proud to be part of this community. May God bless you!

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