The Minority Front has been on the forefront of assisting the community on various matters arising due to the COVID 19 pandemic. We have assisted people with water cuts issues, violence related matters, health awareness campaigns, social grants and other poverty alleviation matters.
The Minority Front annually distributes food hampers for the Easter period, this year the COVID 19 pandemic also impacted on job losses and delays in grants and the lockdown measures for level 5 which restricted people movement. This led to many vulnerable people not having food for their families therefore the Minority Front increased its hamper drive.
The Minority Front has distributed over 300 food hampers in the Chatsworth, Phoenix and central eThekwini areas as well as the Aryan Benevolent Home, apart from Pietermaritzburg. This was the first phase of food hamper distribution until the end of March. The second phase of another 350 hampers will take place on Workers Day, 1 May 2020, spanning over the weekend as we move on to level 4 of lockdown and with some relaxation in movement. The Minority Front will once again, distribute food hampers to all those people on the list. “These people have requested food hampers via various social media platforms and have been screened as deserving cases”, said Mrs S Thakur-Rajbansi.
She wished the community well and requested that everyone must wear a mask at all times when speaking to other people because we need to prevent the disease spread, especially with Winter approaching. Mrs Rajbansi stated that, “We must treat everyone that come into contact with as if they are COVID 19 positive and hence we must ensure social distancing, wearing a mask and hand washing”.