Ten tons of rice donated by Durban community to feed 250,000 people



Durban community members responded to the call of a non-governmental organization and donated 10 tons of rice to feed over 250,00 less privileged people.

A Durban Lawyer, Theasen Pillay who runs the nonsectarian feeding scheme Food For Life and TPA Humanity, joined forces with other organizations to help alleviate food security issues Durban communities are facing due to pandemic.

They decided to turn to the public when they realised the need was greater than what they could provide.

They called on the community members to donate a bag of rice and in one month, the community was able to donate 10 tons of rice.

“We are in debt to those pensioners who are giving. To those businessmen and women, family and friends who have responded to this plea.

“This is an encouraging example of the impact we can create when a community mobilises together. Collecting 10 tons of rice that will  feed 250,000 hungry people is a blessing,” said Pillay.

The rice is used by Food For Life to provide affordable meals for people.

“Food For Life has fine-tuned processes and is able to provide a nutritious, delicious cooked meal for just R5 per person.

“This partnership with Theasen Pillay and his team at TPA Humanity has been immensely rewarding.”

“It is these catalytic relationships that enable us to reach further, do better and change communities,”  said Viresh Panday from Food For Life.

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