Press release: Food relief efforts assembly

Press Release

National Food Crisis Forum – Food Relief Efforts Assembly

12th August 2020

South Africa’s Worsening Food Crisis Is a Humanitarian Emergency


Mr Cyril Ramaphosa, President, Republic of South Africa

Ms Lindiwe Zulu, Minister of Social Development

Ms Gloria Serobe, Solidarity Fund Chairperson

Ms Wendy Tlou, Solidarity Fund Official

On the 11th of August 2020, representatives from the South African Food Sovereignty Campaign-convened National Food Crisis Forum held an Assembly. This Assembly specifically concerned the Food Relief and Engagements Committee which was created under the Forum, and allowed for these stakeholders to meet for the first time with respondents from the food relief efforts survey. This survey mapped food relief efforts during the national lockdown. In addition to the mapping process which was done with the data collected from the surveys, the committee wrote a short report summarising the findings, and made several recommendations. The survey was sent out with the initial goal of making these efforts more visible to government, the Solidarity Fund and other funders, as well as to make these efforts more visible to each other.

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