On what happens to be #WorldHungerDay, members of a poor community in the Western Cape – Sanddrift East – have expressed gratitude today, to “two angels” particularly, for the donations of food parcels, blankets and nappies made to those in need in their area.

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Moms with babies received donations of food parcels, blankets and nappies in the Western Cape community. Photo: Michelle Cancino

Penny Lezar Jagger was one who thanked Stephen and Gert on Facebook for helping the moms with babies with parcels.

“They got milk porridge, nappies, wet wipes, soap, vaseline and a facecloth. Each child got a lovely blanket and a food hamper for the mothers and the old people. On behalf of everyone…THANK YOU AND GOD BLESS YOU! Thanx to Michelle for organising this blessing,” she wrote on Facebook.

In a message to SAPeople, Michelle Cancino said: “Sharing some good news from a poor community in WC.

“Many thanks goes out to HDI Support, Disaster Management, NGOs and especially to Gert and Stephen, the two angels working tirelessly to bring relief to many communities in need, and who today blessed a few families in Sanddrift East with food parcels, blankets and nappies.

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Photo: Michelle Cancino – “Gert and Stephen, the two angels who volunteer to go from community to community, giving aid to the poor and homeless. #blessings #charity #disasterrelief”

Michelle said it was much appreciated, and she hopes it will help a little.

She explained that “many families are unemployed and have until 30th November to find permanent employment, or face losing their current homes.

“It was wonderful to receive these hampers, and I want to thank everyone who makes a difference in people’s lives. Your donations and prayers change lives.”


Michelle also thanked community helpers who handed out, and went to fetch the bedridden folk who needed the donations most.

“Thank you wonderful Cape Town for caring about each other,” she said. “Best city with best people.”

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