Officials from Vryburg Community Corrections put their money where their mouth is to feed destitute members of their community.
On 12 May 2020, Vryburg Community Corrections partnered with the Hunger Relief Programme on a campaign to help feed community members at the Methodist Church in Colridge, Vryburg. The Hunger Relief Programme is a campaign that was established by 15 members of the local community, to extend a helping hand by feeding those in the Colridge community who have been affected by the national lockdown due to the Covid-19 pandemic.
Seven officials from Vryburg Community Corrections office each contributed an amount of R50, amounting to R350, to buy 15 loaves of bread and ingredients for making soup. The office was represented by four officials, seven parolees and three probationers. They assisted by cleaning and preparing vegetables and cooking of the soup.
More than 1 200 senior citizens and children residing in Monoto Moesha, and nearby informal settlements, were fed with bread and soup. Those involved in the project were issued with the necessary Personal Protective Equipment (PPEs) and social distancing was adhered to at all times.
Mr Van Den Heever, leader of the campaign, thanked DCS officials, parolees and probationers for assisting in making the initiative a huge success. He encouraged the members to never stop caring for those in need, and also expressed his gratitude towards the Department for their involvement in the upliftment of the community.