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Food to feed children’s souls

MIDRAND - Food For Life (FFL)-Midrand will undertake a feeding scheme on 28 September.

The organisation currently provides food relief to children of Tumelo Home for the Mentally Handicapped and the Thuthukani Centre in Ivory Park, and to the New Jerusalem Children’s Home in President Park.

“FFL-Midrand is gaining impetus in its community. The local food relief network continues to garner great support for its initiatives,” said spokesperson, Vinesh Maharaj.

The Pick n Pay located in Sandridge Square shopping centre has been supporting FFL-Midrand since last year and has renewed its support for the non-profit organisation.

Carol Tofield, manager of the food retailer said, “As economic inequality is growing in South Africa,with the gap between the rich and poor increasing, it remains critical for business to make a contribution for the betterment of society and future generations.

“The organisation is one of the many organisations that we support because we believe it remains a worthy cause that is passionate about children.”

Tofield added that the employees of Pick n Pay, with much assistance from the food retailer’s Inba Govender, played an integral role in ensuring that vegetables were readily available monthly for the FFL programme, which targeted the areas of Ivory Park and Tembisa.

Maharaj said the support they received from the retailer, other sponsors and volunteers, was what enabled the local food relief network to sustain itself.

“The support from volunteers in terms of time, effort and sponsorship is growing, and is indicative of the good work and impact that our organisation is making in the community.”

Maharajn added that FFL- Midrand received support from various malls and shopping centres, including Festival Mall shopping centre in Kempton Park. He has called on other corporations and retail chains to get involved with the organisation.

Details: Vinesh Maharaj 083 792 6518; midrand@fflsa.org.

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