Let’s feed Jbay

Update posted by Tobias Schroeder On May 12, 2020

South Africa is in Level 4 of lockdown. A few could return to work while others are still in Lockdown and struggling to put food on the table. We are still tackling this problem with immediate relief.

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We have been able to get food directly from suppliers, thus we are not needing to go through any supermarkets. This has enabled us to purchase more food for the same price. The farmers have also been very generous. We have received tons of potatoes, oranges and broccoli. This together with a few products that we purchase with your funds provide food for many families in our communities.


We were able to feed every informal settlement in Jeffreys Bay once and now are doing our best to loop back and provide food parcels to the families again.

The informal areas are dense, we often expect one family per property and are surprised by 3 families on the property. We are doing our best to provide for everyone that is in need.

To-date, 12 May 2020, we are receiving 10 tons of potatoes, 2 tons of oranges and are using the remainder funds of 85 000 Rand to purchase other products. This should produce many food parcels that will be delivered end of this week or early next week. We will keep doing what we can, for how long we are able to do this.

We also working together with other projects in Jeffreys Bay. Some are now able to work more on a sustainable method to provide food, such as veggie boxes. We are happy to keep doing the immediate relief, so that some of the other organisations can carry on working on the long term solutions.

Thank you for your support. Together, we are making a difference. The community is thankful. Let’s keep this alive.


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Keep going 💪🏿 i hope i can help you 🥺💔

Siham siham

Update posted by Jul 03

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Update posted by Rhynhardt Trahms On Apr 25, 2020

What an invigorating, gratifying, fun and exhausting week.

The generosity of the world has been so great. The amazing number of people donating funds and the speed at which the fund started gaining ground took us buy surprise. The realization that the funds donated would take up to 20 days to clear through the ‘GoGetFunding’ site was an unfortunate turn, as those starving needed immediate relief, but ‘Spar’ came to the rescue by offering for us to buy on credit. We started with a trial run at one of our houses, assembling 200 parcels, but quickly realized that a garage was definitely not big enough to feed the masses of Jeffreys Bay.

From the trail packs we made in the garage we distributed to those we had first come in contact with at the very back of Jeffery’s Bay’s poorer community. We felt this trial went well and decided that in order to make a difference in the community we needed to do at least 850 packs.

Looking for a bigger work site didn’t take long, as a very helpful church offered us the use of their premises - providing us with a massive area to pack was a blessing.

With the aim of feeding as many people as possible, as quickly as possible, we set a timeline - aiming to make our large drop off on Thursday the 23rd of April.

On the Tuesday morning a huge truck of food arrived at the church and we were set the challenge to packing and distributing the goods within two days. Each pack was planned to include: maize meal, rice, beans, soup, sugar,powdered milk, toilet paper and soap.

The community; however, came to the party and the donations started to flow in – bread, toothpaste, oil, salt, fresh fruit and veg, sanitary wear, masks and dog food and more. This allowed us to bulk up the packs even more, over and above the basic pack already provided.

Donations from companies also began to pour in. Some of these companies included: ‘Brilliant paper’ who assisted with packaging and toilet paper; ‘Environ’ who assisted us in collecting the 1000 boxes needed to pack the packs; and ‘Ninas’ who supplied dog food and packaging. We were set on having a green (‘eco-friendly’) operation, being surfers who love the environment, and therefore refused to use plastic for packaging our goods.

Thank you to everyone who rallied together and gave us as much as they possibly could.

The big pack started on Tuesday afternoon and the local NSRI, as well as volunteers from all over arrived to pack. By the end of the day the whole floor of the church was covered in boxes. The packing operation was massive and exhausting but so gratifying to see it all coming together. All those involved were provided with homemade material masks by some local mothers and all complied with strict hygiene requirements.

Thursday morning the exhausting work of finalizing, transportation and distribution of boxes began.

With the assistance of the Traffic Police, Smhart Security and a convoy of vehicles we headed off. While the boxes were unfortunately not enough to feed the entire community, areas of most need were identified by the Mayor of Jeffery’s Bay and were thus the focus of the drop-off. The municipality documented and marked each house that received a parcel in order to prevent duplications. Thank you to those delivering parcels who worked hard and often had to carry parcels long distances, as many houses could not be reached by cars.

The smiles of the faces of those who received parcels were amazing to see. Within a week the accomplishments we have made have been incredible - it shows what can be achieved when everyone works together.

The plan going forward:

This week ‘Pick n Pay’ have come on board - assisting with credit until the funds are released. Another 1000 packs will be delivered on Thursday the 30th of May to new highlighted areas of need.

Thank-you to all our donors, volunteers and to everyone who made this happen - it is just to difficult to name everyone. We wish to continue to work with you all in the upcoming weeks as the COVID-19 crisis continues

Please continue to share and support our cause, as we attempt to prevent hunger and starvation in our community.

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Keep going . N do not stop i hope u can help them more n more ❤️❤️❤️❤️

Siham siham

Update posted by Jul 03

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All time! Congratulations - Johnny K

Jonathan Kessel

Update posted by Apr 25

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What an inspiring story ! You folks are all stars. Its time to put another donation in and hope everyone else also comes on for a second and third round. Keep up the amazing work. Kindest regards , blessings and safety to you all. John Gardner

John Gardner

Update posted by Apr 25

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