This was posted recently on the Howick Buzz Facebook page by Love Howick.
Meet Nthabiseng Nooi, 40-year-old mom of one. Nthabiseng lost her job in March due to Covid-19. Her resources are very limited and she had no idea how they were going to survive, a situation unfortunately, many can relate to. Then she heard about the Love Howick Street Store.
The Street Store operates using a ‘swop shop’ system whereby customers are expected to bring in recycling from their community in exchange for tokens they can use to shop for clothing and food items.
“I was informed that all I had to do was bring in a large black bag of recycling to receive tokens for my food parcel,” said Nthabiseng. “My son and I have food every day and I thank God for providing for us during this difficult time.”
During July, we have handed out 223 food parcels, distributed 372 clothing items and impacted 174 households.
We appeal to the broader Howick community to support this project with regular donations of good quality adult and children clothing, along with the following non-perishable food items: 2.5kg Super Maize Meal, 500g Sugar Beans, 500g Brown Sugar, 50g Knorr Soup Powder, 500g Rice, 1kg Samp, Toilet Rolls, Soap Bar, 400g Peanut Butter, Tea Bags (26’s), 500ml Cooking Oil, 1L Long Life Milk. Alternatively, you can purchase a Food Hamper at R200.
**To partner with Love Howick financially visit their website for banking details. For more information contact firstname.lastname@example.org or visit the Dream Centre Street Store at 17 Bell Street, Howick.