Your donation will help feed families in South Africa

Your donation will help feed families in South Africa

Students will be collecting donations of any amount for Open Arms' food parcel project. It costs $35 to provide five-gallon buckets with staples such as flour, sugar, rice, beans, tea, corn meal and more to families affected by HIV in Guguletu, South Africa. The food parcels can feed a family of four for a month and the buckets can be used to haul water home from communal water taps.

The students will collect donations outside Food for Thought, Terrence Murphy Hall, Minneapolis campus, today and tomorrow.

Thembela Cengimbo, who received a food parcel through the program said, "I received the grocery on the 30th of November. We didn't know before what we were going to eat during Christmas time, but because of your help and support today our home is warm as others. I just want to say 'keep it up, even to other people who are HIV-positive.' I am happy now to take my pills because I know I have something in my stomach because of you. Thanks you very much for your support."

Donations also can be made by e-mailing Mary Twite, Theology Department.

Open Arms Minnesota packs and delivers the holiday food parcels in Guguletu (near Cape Town).