Over one million meals to be delivered to KZN communities
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DURBAN - THE Moti Cares Foundation, a charitable trust founded by the Moti Group, has partnered with the KwaZulu-Natal Premier Sihle Zikalala Development Fund to deliver 1.7 million meals, as well as sanitary towels and personal protective equipment (PPE) to people worst-hit by food shortages and the destruction of supply chains.
The foundation said food and essential goods would be distributed to the communities most in need identified by the fund in conjunction with local authorities. Convoys will distribute the goods over a three-day period between today and Sunday.
Yesterday, chief adviser to the Moti Group, Ashraf Kaka, said: “A humanitarian crisis is unfolding in KZN … As South Africans, we must work together in the spirit of compassion and ubuntu to help families and households in urgent need. Ultimately, we are one humanity and one nation.”
In addition, Kaka said the foundation has rallied support from various corporate organisations including Gast Engineering and Zodiac Manufacturing, who have donated PPE essentials to help prevent the spread of Covid-19 in impoverished areas.
This included more than 550 litres of sanitiser, 60 000 masks and 30 000 pairs of gloves.
Kaka further said that the foundation was made aware that after the riots disrupted the goods supply chain in the province, spaza shops and private individuals in remote areas began selling sanitary towels for an exorbitant R70 a pack.
The foundation has, as a result, joined Mimi Sanitary Towels and PR Worx in donating 32 000 sanitary towels valued at R50 000 to those in need.