STEELPOORT- In an attempt to bring relief to communities affected by the lockdown and Covid 19.
Locals SMMes in Steelpoort raised money to buy groceries for the needy and vulnerable. The entrepreneurs partnered with the local youths working in the nearby mines to donate food parcels to 30 needy families in Ga Phasha, Mampuru and Longtill villages.
The donors started with the handing over of the groceries on Wednesday morning.
Families were astonished when they saw three bakkies loaded with groceries, including bags of mealie meal, sorghum, rice, sugar, beans, flour, tinned food, cooking oil, tea, washing powder, potatoes, onions, soap, Goldi Mixed portions and many items.
“We realized that some of the local villagers are in need and decided to assist. The first donations will be handed to the 30 families. In the coming weeks, we will also reach out to 50 more families in and around Tubatse, “said one of the donors Kgoroba Theledi.
The Good Samaritans also pleaded with other community members to join this initiative.
“We are pledging for support from other locals as well as businesses in Fetakgomo Tubatse.Working together, we can improve the lives of the needy and vulnerable,”added Jack Dikotope.
Meanwhile the recipients of the groceries thanked the donors for support during this difficult period.
“We were so happy about the donation – the foods will last for the coming weeks,” said one of relieved parents.
According to the donors, the food parcels were contributions made by them.
“This is a way of showing that we care for the members of the community,” they said.