Latter Day Church Donates $1.4M for Food Packages in Partnership with Social Development Department

A partnership between the Department of Social Development has resulted in the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints in South Africa donating $1.4 million that will go towards the procurement of 20 000 food relief packages.

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The contribution comes as the global Coronavirus pandemic takes its toll on the most vulnerable across the country.

The $1.4 million donation for the procurement of food relief packages including 2 000 baby packs for eligible individuals and households.

The church has committed to support the department’s efforts to enable vulnerable individuals and households affected by COVID-19 pandemic to access food using the existing provincial food distribution networks structures.

The food packages will contain essential supplies to the value of R1 500.

The department will today sign a Memorandum of Understanding with the church during a ceremony to be held at the department’s office in Tshwane. –