In the wake of the #ZumaUnrest insurrection, churches and community organisations in Hilton and Sweetwaters outside Pietermaritzburg banded together to create a rapid response to the looming food security crisis. The insurrection sought to destroy food and fuel supply lines. Communities most hard hit were the poorer communities where sources of food such as grocery stores and spaza shops were looted and often burnt down. Business, individuals and churches all gave toward the response. At the Hilton Baptist Church the food parcels were collated and then distrubuted to various communities in the periurban surrounds of Hilton including Sweetwaters, Hilton Estate, Emandleni, Khayakahle and others.