Food relief still critical in impoverished areas affected by looting and unrest

Namritha Sivsanker, CEO of non-profit organisation Hope SA foundation extends a heartfelt message of gratitude to everyone who rallied to make contributions that provided relief to those hardest hit, as a result of the recent looting and unrest that swept through Gauteng and KZN.

“I am grateful to the selflessness of South Africans and International organisations who have supported Hope SA.
Through this, Hope SA was privileged to undertake the task of assist the needy and provide disaster relief in KZN and JHB” said Sivsanker.

“We successfully distributed in excess of 3000 food hampers and baby supplies and pet food. 

“Hope SA is committed to making a positive impact in our country. We will be providing more food and baby supplies, as these vulnerable communities are still in dire need of assistance.

“Basic food is no longer available locally in most areas, due to regular suppliers having been looted and in some cases burnt to the ground.

“Entire distribution centres have been destroyed and medical supplies have been disrupted,” said Sivsanker.

As a result of this, Sivsanker will continue Hope SA’s drive to collect food items, pet and baby supplies, that will be transported to KZN.

Hope SA is also assisting those whose homes were torched during the unrest. “They have nothing left. If anyone has blankets, clothing or anything else to help them rebuild their lives, then it will be most appreciated.”

Non-Profit Organisation HopeSA ( have been feeding the hungry since the onset of the Covid pandemic on a daily basis in Gauteng.


Please contact Namritha Sivsanker at to donate. Various drop off points surrounding Johannesburg have been set up.

For more details about Hope SA please visit their website:

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