Feeding the Hungry in South Africa Fund
I invite you to be a part of feeding the hungry living in poverty in Egoli South Africa and the surrounding area. Today, a few times a week, the neediest of people of Egoli get a light meal brought in by the local Mountain View Community Centre of porridge, bread, and sometimes chicken broth soup.
Through this fund and volunteer distribution efforts, we would like to provide additional food in Egoli by delivering food to each household they can prepare on their own with water. The goal of this fund is to provide at least a bag of food (6 meals) to every person in Egoli (~7,000 people), as far as funding and distribution resources allow. This fund can also provide food to people in other squatter camps in the area (~25,000 people).
Arrangements were made by the International Sports Federation & Chick-Fil-A for 70 gap-year students to visit Egoli and the surrounding areas in January 2023. One of the many things these students did was to pack and distribute food in the area. We now continue to work with Risa Against Hunger to use these funds to distribute food into Egoli and the surrounding areas!
A special thanks to Cisco who is positively impacting our communities and people in poverty. South Africa plays an important role in helping Cisco achieve a goal of positively impacting one billion lives by 2025. Anyone can donate here and Cisco employees will also get a matching gift making your donation go twice as far! Cisco employees can reach out to Dave Dibert to help or hear more personal stories from his visits there.
Note: Cisco employees get a matching gift on this fund! Non-Cisco employees can support the Global Fund at https://brightfunds.org/funds/feeding-the-hungry-global
Feeding photos on Instagram:
Taking the Egoli kids to the beach (some for the first time in their lives):
Drone video of the Mountain View Dream Centre and the surrounding Egoli area:
Egoli / Mountain View Dream Centre Documentary (15 min.): https://youtu.be/uydL6FRvefI
• Egoli: https://goo.gl/maps/p3Wvvj815m3uBSGs6 (includes a 360-degree aerial view)
• Mountain View Dream Centre: https://goo.gl/maps/hS1wZ8dcdLnvrFhh9
• Rise Against Hunger: https://rahafrica.org/
• Chick-Fil-A: https://www.chick-fil-a.com/about/giving-back/
• Cisco Foundation Matching Gifts: https://www.cisco.com/c/en/us/about/csr/impact/cisco-foundation.html
• Mountain View Dream Centre: http://mountainviewdreamcentre.com/
• International Sports Foundation: https://www.sportsmissions.com/
For those in Cisco that give to the fund, you may optionally contact Dave Dibert on Webex for a POAP as a memento of your support for these lovely people. Dave has no record of who gave, but as proof, just inform him of the date and the time of your donation, with the date and time of your gift, and if a donation of a qualified amount came in at that time, Dave will send you a POAP. (Offer expires March 13, 2023)
POAPs are digital mementos, minted in celebration of life's remarkable moments. Each POAP is a gift from an issuer to collectors, in celebration of a special shared memory. By minting these memories to the blockchain, collectors build a rich tapestry of tokenized experiences that unlock a world of possibilities. More info about POAPs can be found at https://poap.xyz/. The POAP issued for this cause can be seen at https://poap.gallery/event/65881