Bags of food through Bag of Hope

26 June 2020 | Social Issues

Vulnerable families impacted by Covid-19 received N$166 000 worth of food parcels consisting of maize meal, pasta, Weetbix, Cornflakes, juice and soup packets, thanks to donations through the HOPE initiative.
FirstRand Namibia established the Bag of Hope initiative under their HOPE Fund in April this year and partnered with Bokomo Namibia and Co-Feed Namibia to feed the needy and the most vulnerable families in Namibia, whose impoverished situation has been exacerbated by Covid-19.
Through the Bag of Hope initiative, Bokomo Namibia offered bags of maize meal and other food stuffs at a discounted price, while Co-Feed Namibia assists in the distribution and identification of needy families. Giving was facilitated through the online FNB Happiness Store, with the FirstRand Namibia Foundation doubling all proceeds collected.
At the handover, Conrad Dempsey of RMB Namibia said that the bank believes that their responsibility stretches further than just keeping essential services functioning for clients. “We are committed to doing more. We believe in the power of partnerships. We work closely with government, the business community, philanthropists and society on a number of initiatives to address the immediate needs and help arrest the future impact of Covid-19 on our country and its people.”
From Bokomo’s side chief executive Hubertus Hamm, said that Covid-19 has affected the job security of many Namibians, leaving countless unemployed. “We trust this assistance will help them overcome the current situation.”
Co-Feed Namibia Representative Linda Baumann said that Co-Feed is a citizen-driven initiative whose purpose is to mobilize food supplies and other necessities for distribution to vulnerable communities. “As Namibians we are aware of the realities our communities face. However, this pandemic has doubled the needs of people’s livelihood as the impact of this virus has evidently affected incomes, basic essentials of food and the need for cleaning material or clothes.”

Similar News

 

Voices from the past

1 week ago - 13 October 2020 | Social Issues

An extensive archive containing the voices of around 200 Namibians recorded in 1953 and 1954 has just been made more accessible with the launch of...

Adopt or help a furry friend now

2 weeks ago - 09 October 2020 | Social Issues

The SPCA in Windhoek continues its good work, with a couple of fun initiatives currently being promoted.According to national director Hanna Rhodin, during the month...

HOPE Fund ICU monitors for MoHSS

4 weeks ago - 28 September 2020 | Social Issues

The First Rand Namibia HOPE Fund handed over 25 ICU patient monitors worth N$2.4 million to the Ministry of Health and Social Services (MoHSS) last...

Inclusivity for all

1 month - 23 September 2020 | Social Issues

National Disability Day, which is usually commemorated between June and July but was delayed due to Covid-19 this year, was observed in the capital on...

Masking Namibia

1 month - 17 September 2020 | Social Issues

Local social impact agency, Arba Stature, in partnership with Namibia Breweries Limited (NBL) donated 2253 face masks to 25 schools through its #CoverNamibia campaign.Designed to...

Knocking out homelessness

1 month - 16 September 2020 | Social Issues

Bank Windhoek pledged N$50 000 to MTC’s Knockout Project in a bid to assist in the fight against homelessness in Namibia.Jacquiline Pack said Bank Windhoek...

Drimiopsis demonstration against myriad issues

1 month - 04 September 2020 | Social Issues

A San women and girls group at Drimiopsis under the Women’s Leadership Centre in the Omaheke region, yesterday (3 September) held a peaceful demonstration and...

Police village envisaged

2 months ago - 20 August 2020 | Social Issues

With many police officers unable to afford decent accommodation in Windhoek, the Namibian Police Force (NamPol) is looking at constructing a police village to house...

Windhoek could become next epicentre

2 months ago - 03 August 2020 | Social Issues

Windhoek • [email protected] advisor on health to the presidency Dr Bernard Haufiku says tackling the rise in coronavirus infections outside of the Erongo region will...

Textiles for fire victims

2 months ago - 30 July 2020 | Social Issues

Hospitality Textile Supplies recently donated 23 boxes of goods valued at almost N$58 000 towards fundraising efforts for victims of the Twaloloka fire on Sunday....

Latest News

Table Tennis rules the roost

1 day - 25 October 2020 | Sports

After seven months of no competition, the Namibia Table Tennis Association (NTTA hosted the annual Windhoek Open at the Wanderers Sports Club last weekend.Due to...

Making plans to mitigate disasters

1 day - 25 October 2020 | Events

The Namibia Red Cross joined government and the rest of the world in commemorating the International Day for Disaster Reduction, encouraging citizens and government to...

N$40 million for NWR

1 day - 25 October 2020 | Tourism

Namibia Wildlife Resorts (NWR) received at N$40 million grant from government in the FY2020/21 Mid-Year Budget Review and Medium-Term Budget Policy Statement. The last time...

NIIHA trails this weekend

4 days ago - 22 October 2020 | Sports

The Namibia Inline Hockey Association (NIIHA) hosts national time trials for junior and senior men and women at the show grounds in Windhoek from 23...

Cheaper to ‘tjaila’

4 days ago - 22 October 2020 | Transport

Taxi fares will decrease to the normal rate effective from midnight tonight, thanks to the easing of Covid-19 travel restrictions.Speaking at the Presidential Covid-19 public...

Keeping cyclists’ wheels rolling

4 days ago - 22 October 2020 | Sports

The RMB Elite Cycling team received cycling gear as part of an overall sponsorship of N$230 000. RMB Namibia has been part of the after-school...

Repo rate remains unchanged

5 days ago - 21 October 2020 | Economics

The Bank of Namibia (BoN) announced that the repo rate would remain unchanged at 3.75%, governor Johannes !Gawaxab said at the Monetary Policy Announcement in...

International recognition for Namibia's EIF

5 days ago - 21 October 2020 | International

The Environmental Investment Fund of Namibia (EIF) received a certificate of merit at the Karlsruhe Sustainable Finance Awards – an honour bestowed on financial institutions...

GIPF invests in home-grown asset...

5 days ago - 21 October 2020 | Economics

The Government Institutions Pension Fund (GIPF) announced the introduction of its incubation assets management programme, which commenced in 2019.The programme aims to address the need...

Load More