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City provides additional R25 million to food relief for vulnerable communities <p>In response to this need, the City used R12 million in savings and partnered with about 60 local organisations who have provided emergency food relief to vulnerable communities during 2019/2020 financial year. To continue the support to communities, the Urban Management Directorate secured an additional R25 million for food relief during the 2020/2021 financial year.</p><p>Noting the positive impact, an additional R25 million has been allocated for continued emergency food relief for the 2020/2021 financial year. The City’s Urban Management Directorate is busy working through the logistics to look at a process to seamlessly implement the rollout of the 2020/2021 food relief programme.<br> <br>‘As a result of the severe impact of the national coronavirus lockdown, many residents have struggled to put food on the table. Despite the move to Alert Level 3 which lead to the opening up more economic sectors, the need for assistance remains. We must continue to strengthen our support and compassion for our fellow residents. These donations are intended to assist organisations feeding residents in need and, as a caring city, we are doing all we can to help residents,’ said Executive Mayor Dan Plato.<br> <br>Alderman Grant Twigg, Mayoral Committee Member for Urban Management said: ‘Through the Urban Management Directorate, the City of Cape Town is making strides to fill the gaps, capacitating neighbourhood soup kitchens to feed hundreds of residents in their various communities. We are very pleased as a city, to continue to help feeding our local vulnerable communities.</p><p>‘We want to thank our Subcouncil Chairpersons, Councillors and the local organisations who have helped to action this programme. Our city and local communities are still feeling the impact of the pandemic and for this reason, we decided to continue with the food relief programme to the tune of R25 million for 2020/2021 financial year, to continue to support families with food relief. This hasn’t been and it still isn’t easy for all of us, especially our vulnerable communities, and we will try to assist as much as we can.<br> <br>‘We thank our residents for their support as this programme is rolled out.’ <br> </p><p><strong>End</strong></p>2020-08-03T22:00:00ZGP0|#1d539e44-7c8c-4646-887d-386dc1d95d70;L0|#01d539e44-7c8c-4646-887d-386dc1d95d70|City news;GTSet|#62efe227-07aa-45e7-944c-ceebacca891dGP0|#1b05f64b-82b6-48ff-9032-784fac58cf97;L0|#01b05f64b-82b6-48ff-9032-784fac58cf97|executive mayor;GTSet|#2e3de6c1-9951-4747-8f53-470629a399bb;GP0|#ce59e3e3-ee3c-465c-972d-4c09853ff306;L0|#0ce59e3e3-ee3c-465c-972d-4c09853ff306|urban management1


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