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60 000 loaves of bread and 60 000 litres of milk reach Durban

| Social Responsibility

At least 20 different businesses, NGOs and NPO’s – including Muslims for Humanity and the Natal Memon Jamaat Foundation (NMJ) – have joined hands to distribute 60 000 loaves of bread and 60 000 litres of milk to communities impacted by hungry people as a result of damaged infrastructure and looted shops in the greater Durban area.

| Shirley Williams Communications

Mahamed Gany, Chairman of NMJ, said that plans to bring much needed foodstuffs to Durban from Gauteng had begun on Tuesday night. He said that, to avoid crowded distribution points, various community organisations and individual businesses in Durban had pooled resources to take the bread and milk into different communities from a central point in the city today (Thursday).

According to Mohamed Riaz Fakie, marketing coordinator for SANZAP, who was manning one of the distribution points on Thursday morning, various organisations had been inundated with calls offering help from Gauteng and a last minute decision had been taken to work together to load the much needed foodstuffs on trucks headed for Durban.

He said various businesses and community organisations in Gauteng had funded both the food and the private security contingent that had been needed to get the milk and bread to Durban from Gauteng safely.

Mr Fakie said that it was hoped that the dire food shortages that were gripping the city in the wake of the destruction of retail outlets, factories and warehouses, could be resolved as soon as supply chains could be restored.

On Thursday 15 July 2021 Muslims for Humanity in collaboration with various NGO’s and charitable organisations in Durban distributed 60 000 loaves of fresh bread and 60 000 litres of milk to the needy in KwaZulu-Natal.   The operation was funded by businesses and charitable organisations in Gauteng and KwaZulu-Natal.

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