EC government to give food parcels to poor during lockdown

Three food parcels per household will be handed out for the poor at shelters and centres in districts after the lockdown kicks in. Social development MEC Siphokazi Mani-Lusithi will release the names of other centres where the parcels can be collected later on Thursday.
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Three food parcels per household will be handed out for the poor at shelters and centres in districts after the lockdown kicks in.

At a press briefing held at State House in Bhisho, the department of social development released a list of shelters identified by the OR Tambo district municipality where food will be handed out for the poor.

These are:

  • Goso Forest in Ingquza
  • Port St John’s in Mthumbana and Luxolweni
  • Nyandeni in Mzomtsha
  • KSD municipality — SOS, Ikwhezi lokusa, Khanyisa, Thembelitsha, Dr Sangoni Centre (former Santa),
  • Mhlontlo Sinelitha rehabilitation centre in Tsolo.

Speaking to DispatchLIVE on the sidelines, social development MEC Siphokazi Mani-Lusithi said she would make available later on Thursday the list of other shelters and centres across the province.

BY: SOYISO MALITI

SOURCE: DISPATCHLIVE

4 COMMENTS

  1. Where do we apply for for food parcels for the poor in Port Elizabeth? I am worried about my husband, he is 72 years old, a pensioner. He was diagnosed with Merkel Cell carcinoma last year. He had an operation done on his left arm last October. They had to operate again on the 26 the of March. We are only getting by on his pension.

  2. Hi can u pls help there is a woman by the name of Mandisa Nguzo she stays with her daughter she is sick was admitted at cecilia makiwane hospital by december she is very poor she depends on a grant for her daugher..she is at Qhaga Location near king williams town,plsease goverment help her with food parcel
    Yours faithfully
    Ntombizanele Mqomboti

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