Covid-19 patients quarantined at Nasrec Expo Centre in Johannesburg allege that the catering company has provided them with expired food, which they say, “makes their [health] situation worse.”
Under the current lockdown level, food donations may be made by charitable organisations, and North West and Free State communities rallied together to ensure that vulnerable community members are helped.
With the general stress of coronavirus and with more people living alone, or in tense family situations – overeating, bulimia and other disordered eating may be triggered due to these risk factors.
Organisations advocating for the adequate nutritional needs of children have cautiously welcomed the move from President Cyril Ramaphosa to increase social and economic relief for the next six months.
It is vulnerable groups in society such as the elderly, poor, and unemployed who are most affected when global pandemics such as Covid-19 take place. But various sectors in the country have come together to lessen the impact.
Amost half-a-million Gauteng beneficiaries reliant on feeding schemes under the suspended provincial food bank programme, having already gone hungry for four months, are now facing a bleak Christmas.