Spier gets into gear

Spier volunteer Noviwe Sweetness Lubisi.

The country is in a lockdown, in a bid to slow the spread of the coronavirus, and while essential food and emergency services will remain in operation at this time, lack of public transport and the impact on the local economy due to business closures will make it more difficult for the vulnerable members of our community to access food items at this time. Spier Wine Farm has taken measures to offer relief to the vulnerable, in addition to its existing Growing for Good initiatives. Says CEO Andrew Milne: “We recognise that there are many vulnerable families in our immediate community who will struggle to access food items. To address this, Spier partnered with the Sustainability Institute and the Spier-based Living Soils Community Farm in order to compile and distribute food packs that will provide nourishment to 450 families during the lockdown period. With an average of five members per family, approximately 2 500 people will receive help.” The relief food boxes were distributed last Thursday, ahead of the nationwide lockdown.