While carbohydrate-rich food is more affordable, it is not nearly as healthy as fresh food, especially fruit and vegetables. In partnership with a number of supermarkets, Rays of Hope distributes fresh food on a weekly basis to over 1,900 people in Alexandra. The food supports people in all of our programmes, as well as benefiting many other organisations in Alex that we work with, including the Itlhokomeleng Old Age Home and Alex Hospice.
As fresh food is essential for the development of healthy minds and bodies, when we can we ensure that the young children at the ECD centres that we partner with get fresh food too.
You can be part of the change
- Donations of non-perishable foods (maize meal, tinned foods, rice, pasta, samp, etc.)
- We’re looking for more stores willing to partner with us in this programme
- Covering some of the petrol costs for the collection and distribution of the food