Hunger still kills more people every year than HIV/Aids, malaria and tuberculosis combined. Eat Out has partnered with Stop Hunger Now SA to support them in their work to eradicate childhood hunger in Southern Africa. Here’s how you can help right now – without leaving that computer, or looking up from that smartphone.
So what is Stop Hunger Now Southern Africa (SHNSA) doing to help? The organization, which started its South African operations in 2009, supplies meal packs to schools and learning centres, and puts in place results-oriented nutrition programmes with a view to making them self-sufficient. There are currently two full-time operations – in Johannesburg and Cape Town – which provide fully balanced meals for pre-school children at Early Childhood Development Centres.
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How else can you get involved?
SHNSA hosts regular public meal packaging events during the year at warehouses, shopping centres and service clubs in Johannesburg and Cape Town. The events are open to volunteers of all ages (although children in grade 5 or lower to be accompanied by an adult).
Click here to find out about upcoming meal packaging events.
If you have specific skills and time to contribute on a more regular basis to Stop Hunger Now, consider becoming a volunteer ambassador. You will be required to attend one or more training workshops, and will need to commit a regular block of time on a monthly basis to the programme.
Volunteer ambassadors can assist in facilitating events, coordinating distribution (volunteers for this particular task will need to commit to one morning a week – weekdays only – for at least 6 months), assisting with social media, graphic and web design, administration and fundraising.
You can also donate money in a once-off payment or on a monthly basis to SHNSA.