The cold weather conditions have severely affected those who are underprivileged, while the lockdown has created an even bigger impact. Many have not only lost their jobs, but have also become homeless as a result.
Reaching out to these communities is the first step to bringing positive change, and here are a few ways how you can help.
- Find out about shelters in Cape Town that are in need.
- Donate warm clothes, blankets, warm water bottles.
- Try and start a fundraiser to donate to places in need.
There are many underprivileged areas in and around Cape Town who desperately need of food. Gather those who you live with to really make a difference and start by making a big pot of soup, or buy a few loaves of bread to feed those who need it.
Another option might be to create packages with non-perishable foods and fruit and take it to any of the shelters mentioned. Next time when you have food that you’re planning to throw away because it isn’t going to be eaten, pack it in a goodie bag and find those families who are out on the street trying to keep warm and willing to eat anything to stay alive.