FXB South Africa's food relief program featured in local newspaper

Posted on 16 July 2020

In its July 3, 2020 edition, the local South African newspaper Soweto Urban ran the following story on FXB’s efforts to deliver food parcels to the neediest during lockdown.

“On June 26, FXB South Africa, a non-profit organization from Pimville Ekulungekwazi primary school donated food parcels to 10 families.

The organization deals with child-headed families, orphans and the vulnerable, whom they assist with schoolwork and, once a month, give their beneficiaries food parcels.

A coordinator at the NGO, Mduduzi Khunalo, said that as an organization they are in need of more sponsors to help them support a lot of families in the area and the school. He said that, since the pandemic has hit hard the country, they have managed to feed families but would like to feed more of them.

Sizakele Mahlangu explained that the organization really helped them as a family, in terms of her child’s academic activities, and helped them as parents to feed their children, as no one is employed in their house.

Mahlangu said they helped her daughter with homework. She extended her gratitude to the organization for their undying support to the underprivileged.

“The pandemic has affected most of us to the extent that we sometimes ask ourselves about what our next meal will be, but because of such organizations, we are able to put food on the table for our kids”, she explained.

Mahlangu said it shows that there are people who have the less fortunate in mind. She said her wish is for the organization to get funding so that they can continue with the good deed they do for the community.”

To learn more about the desperate situation where thousands of South African children currently find themselves in due to food shortages and the economic impact of the COVID-19 crisis, please read our dedicated story here.

You can also find out more about the after-school education and life skills development program FXB South Africa has been running for more than 20 years for young orphans and vulnerable children.

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