Monday 19 March 2018

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Success Story – SANZAF Food Aid Programme

3SANZAF’s quaint little office in Pietermaritzburg is making great strides to ensure that no stomach goes unfilled this Ramadan.

The team in Pietermaritzburg, through the generous contributions of the local community, distributes food on a weekly and monthly basis to ensure the less fortunate have a hot meal to look forward to.

But with winter conditions slowly beginning to set in, SANZAF Pietermaritzburg has upped its efforts by running a daily food aid programme, in collaboration with a group of local donors, which caters to the needs of the Cinderella Park community.

In addition, SANZAF also runs a daily soup kitchen on Paton Street that provides breakfast and lunch to homeless children and adults.

The feeding projects take on a larger scale on a monthly basis, when staff members and volunteers work to ensure that at least 30 degs (large pots) of food is cooked and distributed to six mosques and 2 children’s homes in and around Pietermaritzburg. Senior citizens homes are also catered for.

With the auspicious month of Ramadan approaching, SANZAF Pietermaritzburg has set out to amplify its food aid projects. The team has resolved to cook approximately 50 degs of haleem and 55 degs of akni, which will be distributed from the SANZAF offices every Saturday and Sunday during the holy month. Each pot of food produces between 110 to 120 food packs.

The biggest feeding scheme will be undertaken on the eve of, and on Eid day itself. The Pietermaritzburg team has set its sights on cooking and distributing up to 85 degs of food.

Similar initiatives are run by SANZAF offices nationwide.

By paying your Zakah, Sadaqah and Lillah to SANZAF, you can help our Pietermaritzburg office, as well as other regional branches, in their endeavours to feed those who are most in need.

For more information on how you can assist, contact SANZAF Pietermaritzburg on 033 397 9133, or contact or national offices on 021 447 0297.

Click here to make a donation online or click here for the banking and contact details of your nearest SANZAF office.

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