On 6 June, Alta de Beer – DA Councillor and volunteer St Johns and various local volunteers regularly go to various townships and are in charge of the distribution network with regard to the Bedfordview Safety Forum (BSF) food parcels and blankets drive.
The community at large has also responded spectacularly to the local food drive for those in need during these difficult times. Since the start of the food drive, 12,479 parcels have been assembled to the value of R2,316,730, and just over 97 tons of food have been donated, which equals approximately 349,423 meals. Donations are still very much needed and welcome.
This DA initiated food drive, in conjunction with the Bedfordview Safety Forum (BSF), Bedfordview Community Policing Forum (BCPF) and the Order of St John, aims to assist destitute families in and around neighbouring areas.
How you can help:
This outreach for starving communities is under enormous pressure as more and more people are coming forward needing support. Donations can be made in two ways:
1. Food and blanket donations.
2. Should you wish to donate money, you can use the St John’s bank account, and use BSF as a reference as it identifies the funds for the initiative.
Bank: Standard Bank
Account No: 002900777
Section 18A tax certificates can be requested for all monetary donations made to the Order of St John’s account.
If you would like to lend a hand, contact Renate Volpe on WhatsApp: +27832732687