The fight against hunger in South Africa during the COVID-19 pandemic has led The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints to donate $1.4 million to the government of South Africa. This was made possible through the country’s Department of Social Development.
This donation will be used in procuring 20,000 food relief packages as well as 2,000 baby packs for eligible families with babies. Through this initiative, many helpless individuals and families will be helped.
The donation made by the church was brought to light by the South African government through its verified Twitter account. It posted;
#COVID19| A partnership between the Department of Social Development @The_DSD has resulted in the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints in South Africa donating $1.4 million that will go towards the procurement of 20 000 food relief packages
As it stands now South Africa is leading in Africa when it comes to confirmed COVID-19 cases. The country has more than 300,000 confirmed COVID-19 cases and more than 5,000 deaths. This donation will bring relief to many South Africans.
Apart from South Africa, other African countries such as Ghana, Nigeria, Liberia, and Zimbabwe have received several donations from the church during the pandemic.
Below is the tweet from the SAgovnews on the donation.
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