Hands of Honour supports the Ottery CAN! campaign during #LockdownSA and COVID-19

Support us to get the Ottery community through lockdown. #OtteryCAN!

This is Ottery. Home to over 12,000 South Africans. Neighbour to Cape Town’s leafy southern suburbs. Isolation here is near-impossible, what with 4 – 12 people sharing a flat. The impact of lockdown on the people who live here is crippling. They have a roof over their heads, but no money to buy food and amenities. This is a community struggling for survival.

We need to move fast! Our aim is to deliver care packages, giving a typical family of 4 with everything they need to get through lockdown. Our #LockdownBox includes basic groceries, fruit and vegetables, meat and electricity.

Support us to get the Ottery community through lockdown. #OtteryCAN!


We are the go-between with you and the family in need. We don’t handle any money or transactions.

There are 4 ways you can help:


Buy a family care package from YeboFresh
from R400


You can pay by Payfast or EFT. Next delivery 0n 2 Sept by YeboFresh.

  1. Visit YeboFresh to place your order
  2. Add an OtteryCAN Combo to cart
 + any other products & Proceed to checkout
  3. Enter Billing details 
Input “7750″ for Postcode
  4. Select a Delivery date 
to 2 Sept 2020
  5. Set Shipping to “OtteryCAN“
  6. Select payment method 
& Place order
; PayFast for credit card, Masterpass & EFT


Sponsor a pot of food
from R250


Just R250 will provide ingredients to feed a family of four for a week!

Known as Lolla by her friends, Lauren is broadening her efforts to do more for her community. Aware that lockdown hunger is driving people to desperation, she’s recruited her family and friends to provide warm meals to hungry families.

We are urgently needing funds to buy food to make meals for those who cannot afford to feed themselves.

Lolla's Kitchen


Buy a Shoprite voucher to buy groceries
from R250


We’ll send you the phone number to send the e-voucher to

  • Email us on CAN.ottery@gmail.com conveying your interest
  • You’ll receive instructions and the mobile phone number for one of our beneficiaries
  • Purchase a virtual Shoprite voucher. The recipient will receive the voucher via SMS to redeem at their local store
  • Reply via email confirming your donation. Please let us know how you’ve sponsored the family. We know they’ll want to thank you!


Power up a household with prepaid electricity
from R250

We’re making it easier for you to contribute by partnering with Powertime!

All you need to do is to EFT your donation to Powertime with “OtteryCan” as the reference. Email the POP to support@powertime.co.za to assign your donation to our profile and we’ll award tokens to our beneficiaries.

Powertime bank details:
Absa, San Tyger (632005)
Cheque account no. 4092178984
Reference: OtteryCAN
Email POP to support@powertime.co.za
Powertime support 021 911 5611 / 044 382 2484



Our impact

14 April – 21 August 2020 * Total value of food parcels, grocery vouchers, electricity and monetary donations received.


Lauren Juries

Lauren Juries is an Ottery resident and domestic worker. Not happy to sit by and do nothing, Lauren has identified over 100 vulnerable families in her immediate area. Read “Lockdown in Ottery”.

Support Lauren to get her community through lockdown.

Tracy Gander

Tracy Gander is Lauren’s employer. “I’m one of the lucky ones – my family has power, running water and fibre Internet. As the Pres says, we need to pay it forward and look after our fellow South Africans”.


Expresso Show, SABC3, Ottery CAN feeding a community, 15 July 2020

Voice of the Cape, Food aid programme for Ottery community, 13 July 2020

Zane Groenewald, Porky’s People, What can I do on Mandela Day?, 7 July 2020

Julian Jansen, Rapport, Sop mammas voed duisende, 5 July 2020; view Twitter video

Esa Alexander, Sunday Times, Domestic Goddess, 5 July 2020; view Twitter video

eNCA, 4 July 2020

Venecia Valentine, Daily Voice, Domestic worker brings hope to residents, 2 July 2020

Phemelo Motene, SAfmRadio, Life Happens, 2 July 2020

Good News Daily, Domestic worker’s crowdfunding initiative to feed community, 1 July 2020

Roshan Abrahams, Southern Mail, Domestic worker helps Ottery via Backabuddy, 1 July 2020

Amy Gibbings, News24, Lockdown: Cape Town domestic worker feeds hungry children in her community, 30 June 2020

Jenni Evans, News24, Cape Town domestic worker runs food aid programme for neighbours in her free time, 26 June, 2020

Radio 786, Lauren Juries – Ottery Warrior, 26 June 2020

Siphokazi Vuso, Cape Times, Domestic worker raising funds for needy Ottery families, 25 June 2020

Lucinda Dordley, Cape Town Etc., Domestic worker crowdfunds to feed community, 24 June 2020

Brent Lindeque, The Good Things Guy – Domestic worker crowdfunds to feed vulnerable community during Lockdown, 24 June 2020

Zane Groenawald, Porky’s People, Domestic worker crowdfunds to feed vulnerable Ottery community during Lockdown, 24 June 2020

Andrea Chotia, The South African, OtteryCAN: Domestic worker and employer serve the needy community, 5 June 2020

Ilhaam Bardien, Cape Town Etc., Help OtteryCAN supply food parcels and win big, 27 May, 2020

Benito Vergotine, Smile 90.4FM, The Honest Truth, 29 april 2020

Lauren Juries, Property360, Lockdown in Ottery, 20 April 2020

IOL News, Help OtteryCAN! feed families during lockdown, 17 April 2020

We have partnered with YeboFresh, Omega Family Fellowship, Powertime, Hands of Honour, Shoprite and Cape Town Together as part of a community response to #LockdownSA.

Hands of Honour
Omega Family Fellowship
Cape Town Together

Ottery CAN! is part of the Cape Town Together community which is a rapid community response to COVID-19. The broader collective is made up of people from all over the city coming together to self-organise, take local action, and develop ways to share resources.

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