KZN Churches Provide “Hope Vouchers” as Part of their Ongoing Food Relief

A coalition of concerned churches convened by the KZN Christian Council, has flagged emergency relief as their most immediate focus and is roll-outing out “Hope Vouchers” to vulnerable families.

For what will be the first time in living memory, a broad and inclusive partnership of Mainline Churches, African Initiated Churches, Pentecostal Churches,  Christian Ministries and Associations, Ecumenical Networks; and Ministers’ Fraternals – across all demographics, languages and geographical locations (all towns and villages in all 11 Districts and eThekwini Metro) – throughout KZN have united in response to the Covid-19 pandemic.

To ensure maximum efficiency and accountability, the Food Relief programme is being driven by five Christian NGOs each offering specialist areas of expertise working together under a single umbrella network comprising City Hope, Domino Foundation, Nation Changers, SA Red Cross and Zoe Life as a part of the broader project convened by the KZN Christian Council.

The vouchers have been made possible through innovative, cutting-edge technology powered by Intellimali, a well-established SMS voucher service provider, to develop a solution that sends vouchers via SMS to beneficiaries identified by local community leaders and church networks to be redeemed at retail partners. With operational costs funded by a designated grant, and Intellimali supplying the bespoke system at cost, this solution is extremely cost effective with 98% of funds getting directly to the beneficiary.

Church leaders invite businesses, organisations and individuals to contribute generously.

More details about Hope Vouchers on the KZNCC website.

For Donations, online giving, stats, maps and accountability visit the Domino Foundation  – click on the Covid 19 relief button

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What is a Hope Voucher?

A Hope Voucher costs R410 and is sent as an SMS to a vulnerable household. They can be used at any Shoprite, Pick ‘n Pay, Usave, Checkers or Boxer store, in full or in part, to purchase food and other essential items.

Pop over to www.covid19response.co.za for more info and to donate.