This project emanated from the food security group established between thecommunities of Muizenberg and Vrygrond in Cape Town at the outbreak ofCorona Virus and the subsequent lockdown that followed. I signed on as avolunteer driver putting my old Landrover to good use by driving cooked andbulk food to the food stations that had been set up in an area called Vrygrond1km from Muizenberg. There are about 18 000 residents who live in Muizenberg(according to the 2011 census) and an estimated 42 000 in Vrygrond.Muizenberg is a settled middle-class suburb. Vrygrond has different aspects.It is partly a traditional township but mainly a large informal settlement andthe oldest in Cape Town. Living side by side the communities of Muizenbergand Vrygrond prompt the inevitable paradigms of inequality and poverty. Inthis case it asked more challenging questions of how a resourced communityand an under-resourced community can forge positive and sustainablerelationships. Out of this emerged the genesis and evolvement of the foodsecurity project. All this emerged without any government intervention orsupport. It was a spontaneous response to the crisis and built on altruistichumanist and compassionate foundations. Feature by Paul Weinberg. Full Text available.
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