Food networks help alleviate some of Covid's hardships

23 August 2020 - 00:00 By PHILANI NOMBEMBE

Asanda Mthelekiso walked to his neighbour's home in Cape Town on Wednesday and handed a lunch box to Linda Mbewu, who filled it with a hot meal. Mthelekiso put it in his bag and took it home to eat.

It was like a takeaway restaurant, but no money changed hands. Instead, Mthelekiso is a beneficiary of a nationwide collection of community action networks (CANs) that have emerged during the lockdown. Privileged and underprivileged neighbourhoods are twinned so they can help each other...

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