Hunger relief updates – COVID19 – 14 May 2020

Hello friends,

Wow! Thank you for your incredible support thus far during the COVID-19 lockdown. We sincerely appreciate your willingness to share the heavy burden of hunger relief, your encouragement and messages of support, and every single donation. We couldn’t have done this without you.

We’re over 40 days into lockdown and our communities are very worried. Hunger is escalating. Many are unsure how they’ll pay rent, buy electricity or feed their family. Shockingly, we’ve also seen and heard of food parcel donations that are unhygienic and disrespectful. The poor have pride too! It’s a precarious situation. We need to act fast and with great care.

The appeal for hunger relief has been overwhelming and we have responded, thanks to your support.

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In the past 3 weeks:

  • over 1480 food parcels handed out
  • over 898 food vouchers delivered
  • 9 512 people given food for a week
  • 1000kg of mushrooms delivered to soup kitchens
  • Over R600 000 raised for hunger relief (our target is R1mill)

Who has benefitted?

Children, the elderly, community feeding projects and families from impoverished communities who are hungry and have no or insufficient income, as a result of COVID-19.

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What’s next?

Hunger isn’t going away yet. With the extension of lockdown hitting informal traders and vulnerable communities the hardest, the need for consistent hunger relief remains essential. We’re redoubling our efforts and extending our reach to more community soup kitchens and vulnerable families across the country.


How can you help Hunger Relief efforts?

Donate online here:


1. Make a donation in honour of Mother’s Day.

Acknowledge the women who have been mother-figures in your life by making a donation in their honour.

Your donation will give a mom from a vulnerable community the gift she needs most: One less thing to worry about! Every cent goes directly towards hunger relief.


2. Use your influence

Act as an ambassador for hunger relief efforts and encourage your network to make a commitment.

Share this email and our social media posts.


3. Keep hope alive

Hold our country and her people in your thoughts and prayers.

In solidarity we will be united.


Donate online here:


Can’t donate online? Make a direct bank transfer


Account name: TCB Clothing Redistribution NPC

Bank: Investec Bank

Branch code: 580105

Branch name: 100 Grayston Drive, Sandton

Account no: 10011900317

Account type: Current


Reference: Your email address


Stay safe and healthy,

Lots of love,  

Tracey Chambers and Tracey Gilmore

CEO and COO, The Clothing Bank

Ps. This marathon is not over yet. Please share and keep donating. Know that every cent you give goes directly towards hunger relief efforts. Donate here:

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