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Hunger will not stop at Christmas.

This is the opinion of Phillip van Reenen, a man from Kuils River, who opened his heart and wallet during lockdown for the vulnerable in Kuils River, Wesbank and Delft.

Early in the pandemic, Van Reenen contacted TygerBurger and said he wants to feed the hungry and he stood by his word, feeding communities since April.

During the winter he also realised that children need clothes as well and he reached out to donors for help. But now he is thinking further than just Covid-19.

“Thinking of our struggling communities, the hunger consumes a lot of my thoughts. How can I make this programme sustainable or permanent? I think about that a lot and realised that Christmas is around the corner. I want to make this Christmas special for some of the struggling families. To put a decent meal on their table, assisting them also with clothing, especially for the kids,” says Van Reenen.

According to Van Reenen, most people in the communities that he works in doesn’t have a job.

“Christmas is as far out of their minds as possible. They cannot think that far ahead because it is a daily struggle to survive. How can you plan for Christmas if you do not even know where your next meal is coming from? How can you plan for gifts when you cannot even keep the lights on? My plan is that we take care of fifty families for Christmas period. Clothes, food and gifts for the children,” says Van Reenen.

He says every day that he goes into the communities, he walks away with a happy heart.

“It takes so little to make children happy and therefore I want to thank everyone who helped me on this journey, because I couldn’t have done it alone and will not be able to going forward,” says Van Reenen.

To assist, send Van Reenen’s aWhatsApp message on 074 883 6680.

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