MNCP working flat out to provide crisis help

Sandra Pillay and her colleagues and volunteers at MNCP have been working very hard, feeding hundreds of children six days a week. It’s tiring work preparing, transporting and serving the food. Food parcels are also distributed to the elderly grannies who care for orphans.

Sandra wrote as follows: ‘Thank you for the HOPE that you provide through your sacrificial giving at a time of great need! Many people are going hungry, and for many the situation is desperate. Many people previously got food while they were out of the house – from their employer, or for children, from their schools which are now closed due to the Lockdown regulations. But thankfully MNCP is there for the children at Ezinketheni providing the nutritious breakfast that they can take home to share with their families.  Now households are having to buy more staple foods because the food is running out faster.  And to make matters worse, food prices have increased.

‘If it were not for the amazingly generosity of partners like the Thembisa Trust, people would be dying – and not from Covid-19 but from hunger and the inability to take life-saving medication like ARVs and other chronic medication. With our presence in the community, people (especially the many orphaned children and the elderly) feel that they have not been abandoned.’