Journey 's End Winery in Stellenbosch, South Africa, has recently established a new foundation to help address hunger and poverty in the region, which has been exacerbated by the New Coronavirus crisis.
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As an NGO, the foundation has established a network of mobile kitchens in the Heidelberg district and has pledged to provide 8,000 meals per week for 52 weeks, with the goal of providing 10,000 meals per week by the end of October this year.
In establishing the foundation, Journey "s End Winery worked closely with Hettie Orffer, CEO of the Beat the Bully project, another project funded by Journey 's End Winery aimed at eradicating bullying in the Cape Town township.
Rollo Gabb, managing director of Journey 's End Winery, said:The South African economy continues to be severely affected by the New Coronavirus, with tourism and hospitality hospitality rates in the Western Cape in particular at almost zero. This, coupled with the recent ban on domestic wine sales, has severely impacted the local wine industry, while the 9 p.m. curfew is killing the restaurant industry and causing unemployment to rise significantly.
He said:With little government support, many families are now unable to bring food to the table and hunger is a real risk in Cape Town. Some 20,000 people are reportedly at risk of hunger in Stellenbosch alone.
We completed the initial setup of Journey 's End Winery's foundation earlier this month and realized we needed to pick up the pace. journey 's End Winery has committed to feeding more than 400,000 meals over the next 12 months through a network of nine mobile kitchens. the Journey 's End Winery team is working to develop this network to provide 10,000 meals per week by the end of October.