Johannesburg, 27 June 2020
Central Gauteng Lions (CGL), Imperial Lions and Imperial Logistics are proud to announce their partnership with the NPO, FEED SA. The partnership aims to assist in providing some relief and assistance to those communities affected by the COVID-19 pandemic, which will be in the form of food parcels, sanitizers, and the donation of masks. The relief will also be extended to the CGL Hubs, Regional Performance Centre, and other areas.
Two tons of food parcels were packed on Thursday 25 June at the Imperial Wanderers Stadium which will feed 1000 families. Each pack will feed up to a family of four members for two weeks so says CGL and Lions Cricket Head of Marketing, Commercial and Communications, Wanele Mngomezulu;
“The South African National Defence Force delivered all food parcels to Imperial Wanderers whereby they were packed into various vehicles. The parcels were transported to various clubs who assisted with the distribution to various families. Whilst a small gesture, we believe that every bit counts and really does go a long way.”
“During this pandemic, we have been fortunate enough to partner with organizations such as CGL, whose philanthropic activities have aligned with ours, and together we have been able to make a real difference in the lives of some of the most vulnerable people across South Africa. The far and wide distribution of the hampers will go a long way to alleviating food insecurity and anxiety for thousands of households. People have received essential aid, allowing them to stay home, isolate effectively, improve their sanitation, and ultimately help manage the spread of the COVID-19 virus.” commented FeedSA.
CGL CEO Jono Leaf-Wright says that the heartwarming experience will hopefully have provided some much-needed comfort to those in need.
“These are incredibly challenging times: Times that we’ve never yet experienced in our lifetime. I want to thank my team for taking charge of this initiative because it is so needed and absolutely appreciated by all those recipients. Let us all continue to do our bit and help feed South Africa.”
For any media related queries, please contact Wanele Mngomezulu, Central Gauteng Lions and Lions Cricket, Marketing and Communications Manager on +27 63 940 8841 or email@example.com. Visit us on www.cglcricket.org.za or follow us on our official twitter handle @CGLCricket and Facebook page Central Gauteng Lions and #jointhecharge #lionscharge.
About Central Gauteng Lions
Central Gauteng Lions is the custodian of all cricket activities in the greater Sedibeng, West Rand, Vaal, and Johannesburg area and manages the Imperial Wanderers Stadium.
To date, FEED SA feeds around 6 500 people a day and has successfully set up around 35 crèches in the townships, feeding schemes and classroom set up and renovations. We are confident and satisfied that these crèches are all now self -sustaining and operating at their highest potential.
Our beneficiaries range from crèches to after school programmes, community centres, two homes for the mentally and physically challenged, a hospice, and meals for bed ridden and elderly citizens.
We have completed various building and renovation projects, including the installation of toilets and ablution, kitchens, classrooms and many other much needed ‘areas of attention’.
FEED SA is now shifting focus, concentrating on higher education (scholarships, bursaries, and vocational education) and offering funding for schooling and University for those students who get excellent grades, but to not have the resources to thrive – and to Community Development.
We will be offering skills development courses, mentorships, and all other assistance pertaining to the relevant projects.
As we continue to feed hearts, minds, and tummies! 75% of the funds in the FEED SA account are used for the Feeding, Education and Community Development projects.