What to Put in Food Parcels
JM Thomson, Johannesburg – During the coming Advent and Christmas season many organisations will be giving food parcels to the needy.
Many poor people eat mainly starch such as mielie-meal and don’t get much protein. They would benefit by receiving food that is as nutritious as possible.
Such nutritious foods include long-life milk, soya mince, dried lentils, dried beans, dried split peas, tinned fish, tinned beans, peanut butter, cooking oil, enriched mielie-meal and brown rice.
Eggs, brown or wholewheat bread, and vitamin-enriched margarine could be bought and given out soon after purchase.
Tea, salt, stock cubes, and so on could be also be included. Milk chocolate with nuts has more food value than other sweets.
Alternatively, donate to Buckets of Love Campaign or a similar feeding scheme