PHOTOS FOR FOOD
"Do what you can, where you are, with what you have."
I've been watching events unfolding here in South Africa during this lockdown period with growing empathy and dismay, as well as hope and admiration - so many people are needy beyond anything any of us can ever imagine, and so many people are stepping up to help them. It really makes my heart glow!
And I've been thinking about what I can do to help, with what I have available to me. What cash I could contribute is not nearly enough, and as much as I'd love to offer something like my cooking skills, with a chronic health condition my energy is minimal and I'd simply not be able to give enough.
That's what I don't have, so I thought instead about what I do have, which is photographs.
Rather than offering photos for sale in order to donate the money to the charity I support, I decided to work on an honesty-box system.
HOW TO RECEIVE YOUR PHOTOGRAPH:
- donate to the South African charity of your choice (in any way be it financially or volunteering);
let me know about it in the comments below, or email me if you're shy;
- browse my galleries to choose your photograph for your personal enjoyment;
- use the Photos For Food option to place your order.
This is my way giving back and of saying thank you, you're a beautiful person!
Here's some links to a few worthwhile organisations to support if you don't have any others in mind:
PHA Food & Farming Campaign growing food to feed the community.
See what they're up to on their Facebook page
Green Guerrillas "mobilizing our community into urban agriculture"
This post succinctly describes what they're doing during the lockdown.
Peninsula School Feeding Association have been providing meals to learners affected by poverty for decades, and during this lockdown are providing food supplies to even more families.
- Send a virtual voucher to a specific person via SMS, which can be redeemed at any Shoprite, Checkers or Usave store.