“PLETTENBERG BAY NEWS – Bitou’s centralised food relief initiative, Plett Volunteers, has enough funds left for only the next three weeks to continue their Covid-19 efforts, which includes providing up to 70 000 meals a week. 

The initiative started four months ago to combat hunger as a result of the economic impact on the area following the outbreak of the Covid-19 pandemic. 

“The shutdown of numerous businesses in our area and the termination of employment and job opportunities due to social-distancing measures has had a drastic consequence – incomes have fallen away and families and individuals run the risk of going hungry. This is over and above an already dire situation in our country,” the team said this week.”

Read the full article which was published in the Knysna Plett Herald on 16 July 2020 here.

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