News - 17th June 2020
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Rondebult parkrun’s helping hand food parcel drive

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The most vulnerable people in our communities need us now more than ever.

 

Many people are getting help from food banks, NGO’s and some government departments. We at Rondebult parkrun are also doing our bit by distributing food parcels to the needy in our community. We are appealing for help. No organisation can do it alone and YOU can help.

 

Coronavirus is making some of our neighbours struggle to make ends meet. Rondebult parkrunners and volunteers are helping during lockdown. Here is how we are responding to the challenge:

 

We approached a food manufacturing company which manufactures very affordable nutritious food, e.g. 1 meal in a bag, soup, jelly, porridge etc. to supply food parcels to us. If you would like to help by placing an order they will deliver the food to us and we will distribute this food. Please email rondebult@parkrun.com for more information on how you can support this initiative.

 

We have also been given support by our parkrun landowner to help with food for the Orphanage House which we adopted in 2019. The landowner is assisting by repairing fixing the orphanage house and by tending their vegetable garden and planting more vegetables from the plantation.

 

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Our own dedicated volunteers have supported this idea of assisting and extending a helping hand to the most vulnerable.

 

With Mandela day approaching in July, we hope to exceed our contribution from 2019. Any help towards this project will be greatly appreciated.

 

By reading this message you are already helping us. Thank you.

 

Thami Xala

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