Meals On Wheels Community Services (MOWCS) Brings More Relief To KZN Floods

Author: JT Comms
Date: 20 Apr 2022

Over the past six days, Meals On Wheels Community Services (MOWCS) South Africa has delivered over 40 000 meals to thousands of people in the flood affected KwaZulu-Natal. With generous support from sponsors, MOWCS has been able to assist in the worst affected areas, with hot cooked meals, blankets, clothes and clean water.

MOWCS is committed to poverty and unemployment alleviation, aiming to ensure communities not only get a hot meal regularly, but are eventually able to feed themselves. Over and above providing meals, they have a skills development training programme, as well as beneficiaries in orphanages, elderly homes and professional caregiving services. Nationally MOWCS have 181 branches and over 280 delivery vehicles supporting multiple communities. They provide 2.4 million meals a month and 31 million meals per annum.

Over the past week, MOWCS has increased its capacity on the ground, meeting the growing need for help in some of the worst affected areas of the eThekwini Metro. Resources and support from branches in other provinces have been deployed to eThekwini to ensure the needs of the most vulnerable are met.

“We would like to really thank our partners for their continued support through this difficult week, they have enabled us to respond to this disaster through their donations: Pick n Pay, Mc Cain, Pepsico, OS Holdings, Barcadi, Food Lovers Market – your contributions have allowed us to reach more people than we would have on our own. Now is the time to work together to assist the KZN Communities effectively. We invite more partners and donors to join hands with MOWCS to address other issues beyond food, such as clean water, blankets, and clothes,” said MOWCS CEO Nelisa Mabenge.

MOWCS is aware that people from many of the displaced communities are unable to go to MOWCS relief centers where they would normally get a hot cooked meal; as a result MOWCS is literally getting the MEALS ON WHEELS to deliver to the camps where the displaced residents are currently housed for safety.

With President Cyril Ramaphosa declaring the situation in KZN as the State of National Disaster, MOWCS is committed to providing meals for as long it is necessary and is inviting more organisations to come on board and donate towards this cause in order to reach more affected areas.

Donation Account Details:

Acc Name: Meals on Wheels Community Services SA

Account No: 4076236605

Bank: ABSA

Branch: Brandwag

Account Type: Current Account

For more details on Meals on Wheels and their programmes contact the CEO’s office, Ms Lerato Mojaki (Executive PA) lerato@mealsonwheels.org.za or visit their website www.mow.org.za

For media enquiries and interview requests please contact media@jtcomms.co.za or call 011 788 7632

Issued by JT Communication Solutions on behalf of Meals On Wheels Community Services (MOWCS) – www.mow.org.za

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