SubhanAllah, your generosity is doing wonders here in South Africa! Through The Bread Run, you have fed over 62,160 poor and needy people in the Western Cape in 2021 alone.
How does the Bread Run work?
Every week on a Monday and Friday, our Programmes team set out to deliver your bread donations to families living in informal settlements across the Western Cape. Our teams conduct a needs assessment weekly to evaluate which communities are in greatest need and have the most vulnerable families living there.
Our teams travel far and wide to locate the most vulnerable communities, and some of the areas that have benefitted from the Bread Run include Hermanus, Phillipi, Kalkfontein, Mitchell's Plain, Hanover Park, and Khayelitsha, amongst many more.
The majority of the beneficiaries of the Bread Run include orphans, widows, unemployed individuals, the elderly, and the disabled who are living in extremely poor conditions.
Alhamdulilah, through your donations, hundreds of loaves of fresh bread alongside lentils, soup, and noodle packs are distributed weekly in these communities, ensuring the poor do not go to sleep hungry on an empty stomach.
Here are some facts you should know about the South African hunger crisis:
- Over half of the South African population are living below the poverty line
- 2.5 million South Africans experience hunger EVERY DAY!
- 6.5 million South Africans are suffering from food insecurity
- 1 in 7 South Africans suffer from child hunger
- 27% of children in South Africa have stunted growth