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It's going to take time to rebuild South Africa. Please donate towards food parcels for those who have lost their jobs.

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Food crisis looming

The worst of the violence and looting may be over in KZN and Gauteng. But a second, far worse, crisis looms.


Every person who worked in those shops, factories and businesses is now unemployed, with little hope of being paid at the end of the month. Many of them were supporting up to six dependants. How will these people survive?


It will take months to rebuild damaged businesses. Many will never re-open … their owners too discouraged, or totally bankrupt after 18 months of punishing Covid-19 lockdowns.


The Society of St Vincent de Paul is stepping in to distribute food parcels to those affected, country wide.

We urgently need maize, sugar, cooking oil, rice, flour, milk, tinned food, baby formula and nappies to save people from terrible hardship.

Donate now

Your donation of R250, R500 or any amount you can spare will be put to immediate use to buy essential items for distribution to wherever the need is greatest.

Any amount – donated online now – will be deeply appreciated and will make a difference. Thank you for caring about so many South Africans who are facing an uncertain future right now.

Heart of our work

Our core work involves alleviating the worst human suffering in areas of abject poverty – where families live in homes made of cardboard or thin plastic … where unemployment and malnutrition is rife … and where parents are dying and leaving children to care for one another.

We help the hungry, the homeless, the sick, vulnerable children and destitute aged.

And because most of the work is done by volunteers, almost every cent you donate goes directly to helping those in need.

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