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07/08/2020 | Press release | Distributed by Public on 07/08/2020 09:04

Social Development signs Memorandum of Understanding with The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints, 9 Jul

Social Development partners with The Church of Christ to fight hunger amidst COVID-19

As the global coronavirus pandemic takes its toll on the most vulnerable across South Africa, the Department of Social Development has entered into partnership with The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints to provide the much-needed food relief to destitute families.

The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints in South Africa has committed to support the Department's efforts to enable vulnerable individuals and households affected by the pandemic to access food using the existing provincial food distribution networks structures to deliver food to communities affected by COVID-19.

The church has donated US$1, 4 million for the procurement of 20 000 food relief packages including 2 000 baby packs for eligible individuals and households. The food packages will contain essential supplies to the value of R1 500.

Members of the media are invited to cover the signing of the Memorandum of Understanding between the Department and the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints scheduled as follows:

Date: Thursday, 9 July 2020
Venue: 134 Pretorius Street, HSRC Building, Pretoria
Time: 10:00 - 11:00

Members of the media interested in covering the official signing ceremony of this partnership can contact Mr Jaconia Kobue on 063 249 5120 or email [email protected](link sends e-mail)

Media inquiries may be forwarded to Ms Lumka Oliphant on 083 484 8067 or [email protected](link sends e-mail)