Ukubheka emuva kungama-20/20

Ukubheka emuva kungama-20/20

UJulie Morreale
Umxhumanisi Wentuthuko

I-Hindsight ingama-20/20, ihlala iqinisile ngemuva konyaka odlule sonke esihlangabezane nakho. Yini obungayenza ngokuhlukile uma ubungabona kusengaphambili kulo nyaka odlule? Mhlawumbe uvakashele umndeni kaningi, uthathe uhambo lomgwaqo, noma ugcine imali.

Kulo nyaka odlule sithathe inkululeko eminingi ebesiyithatha njengengajwayelekile, kanye nokudala izinselelo ezintsha kwabaningi, kodwa futhi kwaletha uzwelo kwabanye ngaphezu kwalokho obekulindelwe yinoma ngubani. IGalveston County Food Bank ilokhu ilwela ukufeza inhloso yayo “yokuhola impi yokuqeda indlala eGalveston County” eyahlangabezana nezingqinamba eziningi kulo nyaka odlule ngenxa yalolu bhubhane. Ngisho nalezo zinselelo, sahambisa amakhilogremu ayisigidi esingu-8.5 wokudla kanye nomkhiqizo onomsoco ngo-2020. Ngaphambi konyaka, izakhamizi ezingaphezu kuka-56,000 zaseGalveston County zazisengcupheni yokungavikeleki kokudla. Ngenxa yezithiyo ezilethwe yilo bhubhane, njengokuntuleka kwemisebenzi kanye namahora okusebenza ancishisiwe, izinga lobuphofu eGalveston County lenyuke laya ku-13.2%. Ngokuthokozisayo, ngokusebenzisana kwethu ne-Feeding America, Feeding Texas, iHouston Food Bank, abathengisi abahlukahlukene kanye nama-ejensi abalingani abangaphezu kwama-80 eGalveston County, sikwazile ukuhlangabezana nezidingo ezikhulayo zokuhambisa ukudla okunomsoco kubahlali abaswele. Imisebenzi yethu ifaka phakathi ukulethwa kokudla kubantu abadala nabakhubazekile, izinhlelo zokudla zezingane namaloli angomahamba nendlwana aletha ukudla okunomsoco komakhelwane esifundeni sethu sonke. Ngenxa yayo yonke le mizamo, sikwazile ukuphakela abantu abangu-410,896 ngonyaka wezi-2020. Siyaqhubeka nokuqinisekisa ukuthi izindawo zokudla kulula ukuzithola ngemephu esebenzisanayo kwiwebhusayithi yethu ngaphansi kwethebhu ethi “Thola Usizo”. Sisebenzisa nezinkundla zokuxhumana ukuxhumana ngezibuyekezo nezinguquko ezenzeka kumzuzu.

Amavolontiya ayingxenye ebalulekile yokusebenza kwethu ekuhleleni imikhiqizo enikelwe, ekwakheni amabhokisi okudla kwabadala nezinhlelo zezingane, ukusabalalisa ukudla ezindaweni ezingomahamba nendlwana nokuningi. Ukwesekwa okwandisiwe okuvela emphakathini kube kukhulu kakhulu ngamahora wokuzithandela angaphezu kwama-64,000 achithwe nama-ejensi ethu endaweni yaseGalveston County. Sibe namasonto amaningi, izikole kanye nezinhlangano ezizimele ezilula ukunikela ngezindawo zazo zokwaba ukudla okungomahamba nendlwana. Sibusiswe futhi ngokuthi izakhamizi zinikele ngesikhathi sazo nemizamo yazo ngokusinakekela ngokudla nangezimali egameni lethu. Yonke impumelelo yethu ifakwa ekusekelweni okuqhubekayo komphakathi esikuthola nsuku zonke.

Sizindla ngalonyaka odlule ngokubonga kubo bonke abakwazile ukuhlanganyela okuncane kwabo. Ukubheka emuva kungu-20/20, kepha ikusasa lethu selikhona manje nokuqeda indlala yinto engekho emuva kwethu. Sicela ucabangele ukunika umakhelwane wakho ikusasa elihle. Sisadinga amavolontiya, amadrayivu okudla, abameli kanye nabaxhasi. Vakashela iwebhusayithi yethu, www.alisacoliscom, ukuze ufunde kabanzi.

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