31 July 2020
Atterbury Value Mart
The COVID-19 pandemic has had a devastating impact on our country's most vulnerable and distressed communities.<br /><br />That is why we've partnered with the <strong><a href="https://giftofthegivers.org/disaster-response/intervention-plan-for-covid-19/" target="_blank">Gift of the Givers Foundation</a></strong>, along with our eight other sister-centres, on a national in-centre food drive to help in distributing much needed non-perishable food items.<br /><br />The Gift of the Givers Foundation is the largest disaster response, non-governmental organisation in Africa. Many low-income community members have lost their jobs and do not know where their family's next meal will come from. The Foundation is therefore fulfilling a critical service during these times of uncertainty and we urge those who can assist, to please do so.<br /><br />To-date we have distribute 114 full trolleys of food and we will be matching every trolley of your donations with a trolley donation of our own. <br /><br />The food collection point is located outside Checkers. We ask that you assist us by adding canned and dry food items to the trolleys at the collection point, when doing your own essential shopping. If you are unable to visit the Centre during lockdown, please try to support the <strong><a href="https://giftofthegivers.org/online-payment/" target="_blank">Gift of the Givers Foundation</a></strong> by making a <strong><a href="https://giftofthegivers.org/online-payment/" target="_blank">monetary donation</a> </strong>- please use the reference 'Food Drive AVM.'<br /><br />FOOD ITEMS NEEDED<br />• 2 min noodles<br />• Beans<br />• Canned food<br />• Coffee<br />• Flour<br />• Long life milk<br />• Mielie meal<br />• Oats<br />• Pasta<br />• Peanut butter & jam<br />• Rice<br />• Soup mix + lentils<br />• Sugar<br />• Sunflower oil<br />• Tea<br /><br />Thank you for your support.