Since the beginning of the lockdown, our poverty-stricken communities have suffered more than ever before. Marist Mercy Care’s Place of Mercy and Hope (PBO and NPO) located in a rural town in Addo, Eastern Cape, South Africa took the initiative to provide food parcels and essentials to the surrounding formal and informal settlements.
Over one-thousand (1 000) parcels have been distributed to the vulnerable of which can feed a family of four for five days, that means we have provided forty two thousand (42 000) meals.
Our Organisation has the largest footprint in the Addo reaching over six formal and informal settlements. Helping the poor that have been forgotten.
A short video has recently been put together by our volunteers to spread the word of the good that is happening in this area and encouraging further donations because the need for our work is continuous.
In this video are University students from all walks of life across South Africa (former students of the five South African Marist Schools) that are part of this project in one way or another for over ten years.