13May

Covid-19 Kitchens

Inyathelo supports the work of numerous organisations working on the ground to assist our most vulnerable communities. Soup kitchens and other feeding schemes are helping to relieve desperate situations in under-resourced neighbourhoods.
NPOs undertaking this work generally have a good understanding of which families are most in need, and do their utmost to protect the health and physical security of their staff and volunteers. We call on the National Minister of Social Development, Lindiwe Zulu, to reject proposals to ban the distribution of cooked food; and the requirement for all NPOs to apply for permits if they wish to distribute any form of food aid. NPOs in turn should ensure that safety protocols are followed meticulously and that NPOs distributing food abide by government safety regulations.