Almost 1 000 Western Cape residents are in quarantine, Premier Alan Winde announced on Wednesday.
Winde said the province's Economic Development Partnership had been tasked with helping to co-ordinate food relief, across civil society, in partnership with the City of Cape Town.
The humanitarian campaign to feed the hungry also scored a valuable goal on Wednesday after Banyana Banyana coach Desiree Ellis received donations from Cape Town Mayor Dan Plato.
The equipment will help us to expand our outreach to residents and fill more empty stomachs," Ellis said
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"As a result of the severe impact of the national coronavirus lockdown, many residents have struggled to put food on the table.
These donations are intended to assist organisations feeding residents in need and, as a caring city, we are doing all we can to help residents," said Plato
He added food relief "is the direct responsibility of national government, through the SA Social Security Agency", but the City of Cape Town was attempting "to fill the gaps, capacitating neighbourhood soup kitchens to feed hundreds of residents in their various communities".