Frequently Asked Questions
How do I donate?
Deposit donations into:
Account Name: Taste and See
Account Type: Current
Account Number: 62849128980
Branch Number: 250655
Reference: “Open donation” (if you don’t want to designate a specific recipient)
Or the recipient’s name and surname (if you want to designate a specific recipient, in which case please send proof of payment to firstname.lastname@example.org). We will then respond with instructions for collection of the parcel.
What’s in a food parcel?
While some of the content may change based on availability and donations, the basic food parcel usually includes:
- Maize Meal
- Red Beans
- Powdered milk
- Cooking oil
- Tomato paste
- Toilet rolls
- Sunlight bar
How many people do we feed?
In the week before the lock down began, we fed 65 people. In the second week, we fed 100. We are now feeding close on a thousand people a week. With your help, this number will continue to grow.
Who do we feed?
One of our greatest challenges is determining who we feed. Initially, this began as a means of New Generation Church ensuring that impoverished families within the church were cared for, but as the lockdown has progressed, many concerned citizens from the broader Helderberg community have asked that we help them to feed more people. The restrictions of the lockdown make it very difficult for concerned citizens to get food to people who need it. But thanks to the systems we already have in place, permissions to continue providing food during the lockdown and the location of our church building near the N2 and the townships, we’re well-positioned to fulfill this function on their behalf. This means that we are now able to feed whichever people you nominate as well as our growing list of people in desperate need. Increasingly, it is foreign nationals in the most dire state as they have no access to government grants.
How do I nominate a person/family to receive a food parcel?
Our food parcels cost R250 for a family of four for a week
Deposit R250 with the recipient’s name as a reference and email proof of payment along with the name and surname of your recipient to email@example.com. We will respond with confirmation of receipt and let you know when your recipient can collect their parcel. They must bring proof of identity with them to receive the parcel. Click here for bank details.
What if I don’t have a specific person to nominate, but still want to make a difference?
No problem. There is no shortage of people needing nutritious food in our area. Please donate what you’re able to and use the reference “open donation”. We’ll ensure that it is used to feed people who need it. We have a growing list of people in desperate need and 100% of your donation will go towards feeding them.
Who holds us accountable?
To ensure that every cent donated to Taste + See is used to feed the Helderberg Hungry, we’re run by an Advisory Board who offer operational oversight and accountability. They are:
How do people collect?
We will notify you regarding a collection time for parcel pick up at 13 Derrick Drive, Somerset West Business Park.