Today we went to drop off 200 food parcels and 100 gift bags at the GoGo’s (Granma’s and Granpa’s) in Esselen Park and Tembisa. Each person gets a parcel of dry foods and a parcel of fruit and vegetables. Because of it being the festive season and the last parcels for this year, we put together a little gift for them as well.
Elizabeth is the local lady who chooses who gets parcels; she gets the people together and we just come and give out the parcels. We gave out half the parcels at the first stop.
Elizabeth then jumps in the car with us and takes us to see her grandmother of 102 years. Amazingly, she could still walk. She walks with a stick and moves very slowly. How amazing to see someone of that age move on her own and still understand what you talk about; she had a few good laughs with us.
We then went to the second place to drop the rest of the parcels. That done, we were asked to drop off 3 GoGo’s who are a bit large and can’t walk too far. We ended up having 8 ladies get in and on the car together with 5 volunteers!
Luckily we didn’t have to drive too far. We got them all home safely.