Over the past six months, the Nuwejaars Wetlands Special Management Area (NWSMA) has worked with wonderful partners to roll out a Food Relief Programme.
Between May and October, we together provided 184,000 meals to those most in need, and most affected by the COVID-19 pandemic and lockdown. That meant 1,600 meals a day, for five days a week!
Harry Moore, a philanthropic donor, provided the launch funding to ensure the food relief efforts could commence. His wonderful support also led to additional funding from the likes of the Cape Agulhas Municipality, and ingredients and consumables donated by a range of partners from the Cape Agulhas district.
The stew was made at the Black Oystercatcher Wine Farm, using the Fraser’s Folly Brewing Company’s craft beer equipment. It was made with an array of nutritious veggies and meat, donated by those concerned about the impacts of the lockdown. Because of the wonderful ingredients, it ensured the meals were packed with vitamins and minerals.
The Food Relief Programme slotted in with our NWSMA Environmental Education programme, supporting young children and their families in local communities such as Elim, Struisbaai, Bredasdorp and Napier – where many parents struggled to provide good nutrition to children.
From the NWSMA team, we are so grateful to the following donors and partners, who helped make the Food Relief Programme a reality:
- Harry & Dorinda Moore
- Cape Agulhas Municipality
- The Eat Out Restaurant Relief Fund
- The HeadStart Trust
- Bruce Jack Wines
- Antoinette Weddings & Events
- Overberg Agri
- Robert Graaff
- Cape Food Farm Stanford
- Smuts Brother’s Agri PTY LTY
- Black Oystercatcher Wine Farm
- Fraser’s Folly Brewing Company
- And to each individual who helped in any other way, we truly appreciate your support.
Thank you, from the bottom of our hearts!
Images: Paul Andrews