Klipheuwel Wind Farm has responded to a call from Red Cross Greyton, to help provide relief in the form of food parcels to vulnerable families in the communities of Genadendal, Voorstekraal, Bereaville, Boschmanskloof, Heuwelkroon and Greyton.
To-date this programme has already provided relief to over 400 families and is expected to increase its reach, as the lockdown continues. All aid to vulnerable families is in the form of food packages for self-cooking to prevent the spread of the virus through soup kitchens or ready-prepared food.
The food parcels are guided by The South African Fill-a-Bag Feed-a-Family Feeding Scheme (www.fabfaf.org.za) in terms of what should be distributed and the parcels are delivered on a weekly basis.
The Red Cross works with representatives from each community to ensure that families are correctly identified and that the food is received where the need is the greatest. The extensive list contains around 300 families comprising roughly of adults, elderly, as well as 600 children.
As the impact of COVID-19 deepens more people are losing their jobs and it is expected that the families in need will continue to mount daily, especially as these affected communities have high levels of casual labourers.
Red Cross Greyton is the nominated organisation leading the response to the COVID-19 pandemic and is assisting all those affected by the country’s Lockdown in this Ward 2 of the Theewaterskloof Municipality. Klipheuwel Wind Farm is the solitary business that has contributed to this food parcel drive, however, many generous individuals have also pledged their support and contributed funds. In addition to this, the programme have around twenty volunteers involved, twelve that come from the Greyton Red Cross as well as eight residents from the Greyton area.
This initiative is part of Klipheuwel Wind Farm’s socio economic development programme.