Please help me feed a family.
I hope you and your family are doing well.
I reside in a suburb called Manenberg, this is situated in Cape Town South Africa. Manenberg is a suburb filled with crime and gang violence but we also have qualified doctors, lawyers, photographers etc who were born and bred in our community.
I have always been one to help where I can whether it is drawing a CV for someone to find work, registering someone on a career portal database, handing out clothes and toys that are in a good condition, buying loaves of bread to feed the community or having a small soup kitchen. I have gone to bed hungry in the past and I know exactly what it feels like to be part of a less fortunate family with both parents being unemployed.
When the lockdown calmed down a little bit my husband and I decided to feed a few families with soup and a few slices of bread, the people would queue early in the morning on the day they knew we would be dishing soup/food, people came from different parts of the community and they were very appreciative of the little gesture. The sad part about this is that we did not have enough to give to every single person on that day, thereafter we continued to do this on a weekly basis but also made our pot a little bigger every time. The way the littles ones looked when they said thank you brought tears to my eyes each time, it is indescribable the way their eyes alone said 'thank you'.
I am here today asking for your help to continue feeding people from our community, with Christmas holidays and Christmas drawing closer many will be visiting families or going on vacation but for some others, it remains just another day, another night going to bed hungry and I am sure some people will not have a family lunch this Christmas as many more moms and dads have lost their jobs due to covid-19.
I wish for you to help me in purchasing small Christmas gifts for children under 12 years old and to provide a few families with a meal and a few grocery parcels to those who need it most. I'm afraid the amount that I have would not be able to cover small gifts as well as decent meals for a few families and therefore your help would be much appreciated and heartfelt.
I do understand that not everyone is able to offer a donation but if you could it would be much appreciated from both my end and the hungry stomachs that we will be feeding.
Thank you for taking the time to read my story.