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OPERATION HUNGER is calling on all South Africans to support the #feedafamily campaign. Together we can help feed vulnerable families affected by the spread of the COVID-19 virus. 

In support of the "Feed a Family" campaign, I commit to 10 straight hours of physical activity in lockdown, this Sunday 26 April, to complete approximately 50km in distance. I will run, walk, skip and jump for your support to raise funds to assist those who are hungry and in need during this period that has racked our here to read more!
After seeing Michael Phelan’s 105km cycle in his backyard last week, as a runner I was inspired to take on my own version of this challenge to also raise funds for the amazing organization that is Operation Hunger. 
As we rally together as South Africans during this difficult time, most of us are aware of the implications of the pandemic on an already catastrophic issue of hunger in South Africa. Operation Hunger has reached 2.4 million beneficiaries across their various projects with 15600 people fed to date trough their Covid-19 relief programme, Feed a Family. 
In support of the “Feed a Family” campaign, I commit to 10 straight hours of physical activity in lockdown, this Sunday, 26 April. I will run, walk, skip and jump for your support to raise funds to assist those who are hungry and in need during this period that has racked our world. I expect to complete a total running/ walking distance of approximately 50km, by completing short laps in my yard.
You can follow my progress on Sunday via my Instagram stories @kirstencarls. 


10 hour RUNdevous

R16 000 of R20 000 raised

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Donation Total: R200.00

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how it works


Who we are?

Established in 1980, Operation Hunger has a history of positive action in the fight against malnutrition in South Africa’s homes, schools and communities at large. In our 40 years of working we continue to built strong partnerships with business, communities, social development agencies, civil society to enable inclusive, innovative, measurable, tailored community programming responses to eradicate hunger, household food insecurity and malnutrition in all its forms.

The communities in which Operation Hunger operates are generally situated in deeply rural areas or sprawling informal settlements with little or no basic services, very few resources and minimal health care systems. In these areas, we fight malnutrition with education and skills development by training stakeholders and initiating sustainable projects that address the root of the malnutrition problem, poverty.

Operation Hunger has reached about 2.4 million lives countrywide through it’s community programs.

What is in the food parcel?

The food parcel contains the following; dry foods, tinned foods and some sanitizers amounting to R180,00 each. Each of the food hampers will have the following items; sugar, tea, milk, maize meal, samp, beans, lentils, oil, salt, beef stock, tins of fish, Dettol, protex hand soap, disposable wipes.

Where does my R200 donation go?

The cost of the food parcel is R180 , this is for the full food parcel going to the beneficiary and the R20 will assist towards the distribution costs.

Who gets the food parcel?

Beneficiaries are families within the target communities who have no source of income. These are identified by community leadership in conjunction with local relief committees and operation hunger.
Each of the affected family will receive a food hamper worth R180.00.

What is the process, start to finish?

Once the financial donation is received by operation hunger, dry bulk foods and tin foods is purchased at a local supermarket nearest to the targeted cluster of disadvantaged communities. This then gets divided into small food hampers worth R180.00 each. The food hampers will be collected and delivered by an Operation Hunger champion to each the target communities where it is then received and distributed to identified beneficiaries as listed and agreed to  by the relief committee and operation hunger. Beneficiaries will sign as they receive the food parcels .

What COVID-19 precautions are taken?

We have made sure to include Dettol, protex hand soap & disposable wipes in the parcels.

In addition beneficiaries on the other hand will have their hands sprayed with a sanitising liquid as the receive and sign for the donation.

Operation hunger will work hand in hand with relief committees that are identified by the respective communities. These committees will receive basic hygiene,  safety and prevention training from Operation Hunger before they work with the food. Then each of the participants will be equipped with a mask and latex gloves as the work with the food and do the distribution.

10 hour Rundevous Donors


Anand Naick

April 27, 2020

Prien Veerasamy

April 27, 2020

Beryl Naidoo

April 26, 2020

Well done Kirsten


Leslie Reddy

April 26, 2020

Well done Kirsten


Sharina Rajdaw

April 26, 2020

anusha reddy

April 26, 2020

All the best Kirsten. We are so proud of you. Lots of love. Anu


Lee-Ann Bowes

April 26, 2020

Well done Kirsten, keep doing a great job.

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April 26, 2020

Volunteers & beneficiaries


There are so many ways in which you can get involved to help contribute to fighting malnutrition in this beautiful country. We look forward to hearing from you.



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