Merrifield School recently organised a charity drive to collect supplies to send up to KwaZulu-Natal, which was recently hit hard by a series of violent protests that resulted in widespread looting, property destruction and even death.
“Merrifield School is always keen to get involved with projects that support our community and with all that has transpired in KZN over the past week, Merrifield was very keen to get involved with one of the many food drives taking place around East London,” said marketing manager Alison Randall.
The school joined forces with Toast owner Lee Varnfield to collect groceries, which were then trucked up to Durban last week.
“My cousin Jade Love posted an advert on Facebook for help, so I offered my store as a location to drop off all the goodies,” Varnfield said.
“I got money with which I bought baby formula, nappies, dog and cat food.
“Loads of my friends and clients dropped off food.
“I was overwhelmed with the response.”
The collection ran from Friday to Saturday, and the results were so successful that a second collection was held this week.