How to Donate:
You can easily donate to this amazing cause via the secure payment gateway using this form. Android phone users can scan the QR code to pay.
Alternatively, you could do an EFT or direct deposit to our bank account:
Account name: MealSA
First National Bank
Account No: 6284 989 7197
Branch Code: 250655
Meal SA is registered as a Public Benefit Organisation and Section 18a Certificates are available on request
**All contributions received from donors go 100% towards purchasing the mealie meal bags as the administrative and logistical costs is funded by our volunteers and partners.
Help us to mobilize public awareness and support to feed South Africa. We appeal to the people of this land; to all food producers, businesses, journalists and to those with access to influential platforms on social media to enhance our efforts and to make personal contributions.
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We need your help! Please support our MILLION BAG CAMPAIGN so that we have the ability to intensify our efforts and reach as many households as possible.
Before the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic, South Africa had 30 million people living below the poverty line; our public health care system was grossly inadequate on various levels; millions of people, such as informal traders and day-job seekers were surviving by earning a daily income; small businesses were struggling to stay afloat; and our country was in recession after downgraded ratings.
While overall impact of COVID-19 is unclear, we can assume that this will be severe and far reaching, both in the short and long term. People relying on social grants, even with the additional contributions announced by the president, this is likely to still be insufficient to reach all in need.
Most informal traders and day-job seekers do not have any form of savings or medical insurance. Millions of people will not have the necessary funds to be able to buy food to survive. As more people have less access to food, this will increase the incidence of ill-health. As more people become ill, this places even further strain on an already overburdened health system, it will create the perfect storm for a social, political and economic crisis. The long-term effects will see large-scale job losses as a result of poor / negative economic growth. The government’s stimulus package efforts will not be enough to soften the blow.
Vulnerable people already feel invisible, neglected, forgotten, and hopeless. We need to do all that we can to support the efforts of government, business and civil society ngo’s to provide ensure the most basic requirement, food security.