Cape Flats Feeding Scheme 2023

Launched:

25 Mar 2023

Raised:

R 300 000

The Challenge

Elderly Residents of Hanover Park and Mitchell’s Plain are Hungry and Helpless

  • Gang violence and poverty have torn apart these Cape Flats communities
  • The elderly are in poor health and suffer from hunger every day
  • They’re forced to make their pension stretch to support extended families due to unemployment

The Cape Flats communities of Hanover Park and Mitchell’s Plain are plagued by gangsterism, drugs, violence and poverty. Due to the high rates of unemployment, many senior, elderly members have to struggle and support their families with their monthly pensions from the government. It’s simply not enough–they’re left hungry and without basic necessities, living in poor conditions.

Meet Aunty Safia, a soft-spoken 80-year-old widow. She is among those living in gang-ridden Mitchell’s Plain. She’s had a difficult life, first growing up as an orphan, then losing her husband unexpectedly, and being left to raise three young children by herself. Now, even in her old age, she still worries about where her next meal will come from. 

Her home, like many others in the Cape Flats, remains incomplete. There are no basic necessities to survive, such as cooking appliances, a fridge, and even a ceiling–it gets extremely cold in her home, especially during the winter months. The cold weather worsens her frail health and quality of life.

Aunty Safia is not alone. Many other senior community members are also living under such difficult circumstances while battling poor health.

Campaign Activities

Fundraising to Relieve the Elderly of their Daily Challenges and Bring Lasting Aid

  • A campaign video and social media posts highlighting the plight of the elderly will be shared to create awareness and raise funds
  • A LaunchGood crowdfunding page will spread our reach even further to invite people from all over the world to donate
  • The funds raised will be used to make and distribute food parcels every month

The fundraising campaign will run over 2 weeks and will be marketed on social media. Local radio station Voice of the Cape will share the fundraising campaign to help us reach more people willing to donate. A LaunchGood page will be set up to help spread the story even further, to donors from countries all around the world. 

Results

The Elderly in our Communities Can Make Ends Meet and Hope is Restored

  • They will have food to eat every day
  • Relief will be brought to the elderly who suffer from extreme hunger every day
  • Hope will be restored among the elderly members of our communities.

Elderly members of the community, like Aunty Safia, will have food to eat without having to worry about where their next meal will come from. They can experience relief in their old age and have one major thing less to stress about. The hope among our elderly will be restored.

Cape Flats Feeding Scheme 2023

Launched:

25 Mar 2023

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