Kolisi Foundation x KZN Relief Project Closeout and Thank You
In May 2022, in response to the devastating KZN Floods that swept through the metropole, we were able to collectively raise R1 028 295.00 toward food relief for those impacted and displaced by the floods. Through the
generous contributions of our key partners – the Charlize Theron Africa Outreach Project, The Domino Foundation*, KFC Add Hope, Hollywood Foundation, and Feed the Nation Foundation, as well as members of the
public – we provided 155 Community Kitchen Hampers to 61 Community Halls opened up to house evacuees across the city. These parcels are substantial, containing 450kgs of food each, including staples, oil,
spices, and fresh produce. Our collective response resulted in over 69 tonnes of food distributed over 5 weeks from April 21-May 27, 2022.
As is the case in disaster scenarios, it is difficult to estimate how many individuals were served through these distributions, but our distribution partners on the ground, The Domino Foundation and the KZN Disaster
Response Team, put initial estimates at 5779 internally displaced persons housed in the community halls.
In addition to our ongoing commitments to KZN households through our existing partnerships, we were able to extend an extra 190 Household Hampers (totaling R152 000.00) to Denis Hurley Center and Philakade Care
Home between May and September to provide ongoing household-level relief to households impacted by the floods.
We simply could not have mobilised as powerfully as we did without the generosity of our funding partners, the logistical support and distribution capacity of Boxer Superstores and Feed the Nation Foundation, and the on the
ground activation of The Domino Foundation and the KZN Disaster Response Team. Thank you for joining us in responding with care and compassion to alleviate the impact of this disaster in KZN.
*R450 000.00 of this was raised independently through The Domino Foundation’s partners. These funds were sent to Kolisi Foundation to purchase additional Community Kitchen hampers through our partnership with Boxer and Feed the Nation, adding to the total number of parcels we could mobilize.
The Charlize Theron Africa Outreach Project
KZN Disaster Response Team
Feed the Nation Foundation
The Domino Foundation
KFC Add Hope
Thank you for partnering with us. We could not have mobilised as powerfully as we did without you.