Donate food to be sent to starving Somalis

SOMALIA is currently experiencing the worst humanitarian disaster in the world due to the rainy season being absent for the second year in a row (“More relief work needed in Somalia”, The Herald, August 15). According to the World Food Program, 10 million people need humanitarian aid.


 You can help Somalia! How? Donate just one (or a few) cans of tinned food such as baked beans, tuna fish and sweetcorn, even bottled water or maize meal!


 Drop-off points are:



  •  Ahmed’s Roadhouse, Port Elizabeth (between 10am and 5pm, and 9pm and 10pm);

  •  Nasruddin Primary, Port Elizabeth during school hours;

  • 16 Kochia Street, Gelvan Park, Port Elizabeth (tel 082-0650361);

  • Cassim’s and Kadbros in Malabar, Port Elizabeth;

  • Habibo’s, Port Elizabeth;

  • Beetlestone Kwikspar, Port Elizabeth;

  • Desai’s, Gelvandale, Port Elizabeth;

  • Ideal Butchery, 122 Durban Street, Uitenhage.

So raid your kitchen cupboards but remember to check the expiry date. Or just buy an extra can of food to put in the collection boxes at the various shops.


We don’t have much time though. The cans need to get to The Gift of The Givers Foundation in Joburg, Cape Town or Durban as soon as possible due to the extent of the crisis in Somalia. So don’t delay, drop off your cans today!


Anyone is free to start their own 1Man 1Can drive at their local shops, schools, masajid, churches etc. Listen to Ifm on 97.9 fm to get more information and spread the word.


Estelle du Preez, Port Elizabeth

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