THE Church Alliance for Social Transformation (Cast) Hearts to Hands food parcels programme helps 300 families in five communities in KwaZulu-Natal. Cast spokesperson Laura Mbugua-Mwaura said: “This year Cast’s aim for the Hearts to Hands programme is to end food insecurity in every community we partner in. “Our goal is that each household will have access to enough of the right kind of food to ensure healthy lifestyles. “To achieve this Cast is planning to use the ‘poverty stoplight survey’ to assess both current food parcel recipients and other families living in the communities where Cast works. “The aim of this survey is to help families develop a personal strategy to lift themselves out of poverty.” Cast’s intention is to help churches in poor communities to find ways to bring the gospel and social transformation to people in their neighbourhood. “The key to this process is developing solutions together and helping to resource and develop the projects in the long term. This means we are creating a family of churches that work together to support each other in our effort to transform poor and dark communities into happy, healthy neighbourhoods, where God is worshiped and honoured.” To get involved, email Sandy Reid firstname.lastname@example.org or phone 071 267 1716.