‘Together, we can fight this’

2020-05-20 06:00
PHOTO: ntandoyenkosi DlaminiDoing food deliveries are (from left) Idris Liason, Nicolas "Nico" Moodley and pastor Mark Moothelal.

PHOTO: ntandoyenkosi DlaminiDoing food deliveries are (from left) Idris Liason, Nicolas "Nico" Moodley and pastor Mark Moothelal.

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OWNER of Xotic Hiring Services Nicolas Moodley has been feeding people in the Northern Suburbs because he feels that as a country we are in a crisis.

Affectionately known as Nico, he explained that the number one crisis we are facing is the Covid-19 and the second is starvation; also mentioning that if we, the people can get together and help cure starvation, then we can leave the experts to cure the Covid-19.

Nico started feeding the homeless with his daughter Naysa and his fiance Naseema Peerbhai two months before the lockdown began.

He further explained that when Level 4 of lockdown started, they began to feed people in bigger numbers with the help of his mother (Alice Moodley), brother (Keegan Moodley), aunt (Rennie Reddy) and his pastor, Mark Moothelal.

Nico emphasised that the main objective of doing this was to honour Jesus Christ.

“This is not about publicity, or self-glorification. I am doing this because of Jesus Christ. The funding for this initiative also came from Jesus,” said Moodley.

Nico, who fellowships at Hope and Restoration Ministries said: “If each community has people that can get together and help out, in their respective areas; together we can fight this.”

Feeding families three times a week, Nico said he plans on doing this for as long as people need it and until life goes back to normal.

Today, May 20, Nico we will be feeding beans curry with bread.

“We are trying to give as much as we can and alternate among our people in the northern suburbs of PMB.

So, for those of you who are receiving food hampers, please rather refer the people who have not received any form of relief so that together we can fight [though] the Covid-19 pandemic,” said Moodley.

In concluding, Nico said:“A person who has food in their system has a stronger immune system which is more likely to fight the Covid-19 infection than the person who did not eat.

Let us concentrate on helping each other survive whilst the experts are working on a cure for the virus. Hunger is what we can cure.

Together we can do this in Jesus’ name.” For more information on this, you can call 060 358 8574.

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