Since South Africa's Eat Out Restaurant Relief Fund launched nearly seven months ago, it has successfully raised over R2.7M (approx 160,000USD). Donors such as S.Pellegrino have supported restaurants in producing over one million meals to help feed the vulnerable in their communities during the coronavirus pandemic.
The fund helped restaurants to cover costs and stay operational, so they could offer feeding schemes for those most affected by the pandemic, and it ensured they could reopen their doors when restrictions were lifted.
“It was a really tough time for all restaurants and heartbreaking to see their desperation during the Covid-19 hard lockdown,” says Tarryn Corlett, head of the fund. “However, despite their own suffering, magic transpired when the restaurants opened their hearts and kitchens and started preparing meals for their local communities.”