In the short term, the hardest hit are hourly paid workers. Barmen, waiters, technical set up crews, décor company’s set-up crews, security officers, cleaners, fencing staff, and more. The list is exhaustive, and the effect: potentially catastrophic.
Many thousands of these individuals are the main breadwinners in their households, and will find themselves with no income. In a short time, no income may mean no food.
For this reason, initial funding will, in partnership with Pick ‘n Pay Feed The Nation support these workers hardest hit – with food vouchers. These vouchers will allow them to go to their nearest Pick ‘n Pay for a hamper of essentials.
Each hamper is a basket of specific items at a cost to SAFE of R600.00 incl. VAT. The basket can feed a family of five for a month or longer, and includes:
Rice 10kg, Maize 5kg, Oil 2l, Sugar 2.5kg, Pilchards 6s, Peanut butter, Tea 100s, Samp & bean mix, Split peas, Packets of soup 5s, Powdered milk, Potatoes 4kg, Onions 4kg, Soap.
SAFE will work with nightlife and event supply chain companies to identify those in need and deliver these vouchers via their employers or former employers. In due course different initiatives and distributions will be determined based on the needs of the industry.