Wild Tomorrow Fund is a wildlife conservation charity working on the ground in Southern Africa to save wildlife and wild places, working together with and supporting the communities in our area. Today, families in rural communities living next to our wildlife reserve are facing hungry weeks and months ahead due to the COVID-19 crisis. The majority of the population residing nearby to our wildlife reserve cannot afford to stockpile groceries and many rely on employment from wildlife reserve lodges and tourism...all of which is now closed.
Wild Tomorrow Fund's hunger relief initiative is providing urgently needed food to families who have been left with no food on the table due to the impacts of the COVID-19 crisis. Children, in particular, are at risk - the majority of children in our local community depend on a meal from school, which has closed under a strict nation-wide lockdown.
Our goal is to raise funds to provide at least 60 families with emergency food parcels. These parcels will contain essentials such as rice, vegetables, oil, and canned fish and will keep families fed for a month. We are working directly with the community's traditional leadership (the Nduna) to help identify the neediest families, together with the children and the families of the two schools and orphans that we already support. Any funds raised above our goal will enable us to extend the reach of the program. We have begun the first necessary deliveries but need more support to assist these families.
Each parcel costs approximately $35 and will provide food for several weeks for a family.
The sustainable success of wildlife conservation is highly dependent on the support and trust of local communities. In these trying times, it is so important to show them that we care ❤️ #GivingTuesdayNow