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Foundations feeding Mamelodi with 500 food parcels

The Dlalisa Moyeni Foundation hosts a food drive every Wednesday where they feed lunch to 500 people, including children.

The Dlalisa Moyeni Foundation and #NotInMyName foundation handed over more than 500 food parcels to community members of Mamelodi on Wednesday.

The partnership was formed to relieve communities from poverty and hunger.

The CEO of Dlalisa Moyeni Foundation, Tumisang Skosana, said the foundation was founded in 2020 after the lockdown announcement, and that they host a food drive every Wednesday where they would feed lunch to 500 people, including children.

“Many companies were forced to shut down and many people who are breadwinners lost their jobs.

“As an organisation we decided to do a food drive for locals. The foundation’s overall purpose is to address social ills in the South African society and we dug into our pockets to start our feeding scheme,” said Skosana.

The secretary general of the foundation, Themba Masango said their aim was to commit themselves to utilising their influence and resourcefulness towards sustainable development for the communities.

“Through our partnership we wish to tell a story of how grassroots organisations are providing for many communities from the true violence of poverty, unemployment,” said Moyeni.

He added that the organisation wished to highlight how organisations like Dlalisa Moyeni have dedicated their efforts and resources towards communities that would otherwise die in poverty.

“We wish to raise awareness about the true state of the nation, and mobilise resources towards relevant partners in civil society, and together break the cycle of hunger.”

Moyeni urged more organisations and companies to join the initiative and assist in feeding more communities.

“We work in partnership with other stakeholders which include like-minded commercial institutions, associations with partnering non-profits, the public sector, and the South African public.”

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