Due to the impact of the COVID pandemic in South Africa and globally, other shadow pandemics such as poverty and hunger were exacerbated. Poorer communities were particularly hard hit with high levels of unemployment and with schools closed most of the children did not get access to the nutritious meals they would otherwise have received through the School Feeding Scheme. Within this context, the food relief programme was a necessity, and more efforts must be made over the coming months to ensure that our communities do not suffer hunger. We have directly reached 100x households and 494 people through our food relief programme.