With the effects of Covid-19, there has been an increase in poverty and hunger across our nation.  It has not been easy to maintain a sense of normality in our communities as food is a daily challenge to all affected in some of our rural communities.

As a Chamber we are always promoting excellent work and abilities to combat elements that are negative in our community and try to support others who make a difference.

A fantastic opportunity has arisen where Ripples for Change www.ripplesforchange.org, Childline EC https://www.childlinesa.org.za/ and Border-Kei Chamber of Business have decided to connect and combined efforts in driving assistance measures in rural communities by collecting and distributing food parcels. (particularly in areas such as Chalumna, Ncera, Newlands, Needs Camp from BCM and Mooiplaas from Amathole) 

We humbly request small or large donations of food or funding in showing support of this great initiative. The wish list in making this happen so far is as follows:

  • Maize meal 
  • Bread Flour
  • Samp and Soup mixes
  • Coffee and Tea 
  • Sugar 
  • Rice, Pasta, Beans 
  • Tins of food
  • Transportation to distribute parcels
  • Storage facilities 
  • Funds to purchase items for a reduced price. 

All companies who are able to assist in donating will receive a PBO certificate for tax benefits. 

The Chamber fully supports the efforts of all involved especially Galit Cohen: Director Ripples for Change and her partners in Childline Eastern Cape – Okuhle Mdodana: Provincial coordinator.

If your team is able to assist in this initiative, kindly contact Zintle Quntu on email: commadmin@bkcob.co.za, or WhatsApp 0614350560.

Looking forward to your participation. #AloneTogether.