Emergency  temporary shelters & Food parcels


Temporary Men's Shelters

During lockdown we are running temporary covid-19 shelters for men.

The temporary shelter at God First Church Rosebank, accommodates 16 homeless men. Activities the homeless men enjoy during the day include gym classes, literacy lessons, watching TV and packing food parcels for the needy. 

The Rosebank Union Church's temporary shelter operated from the 8 April to the 14 May 2020 and accommodated 40 homeless men. We provided 5450 meals, hot showers, and a warm safe environment to our temporary residents.


Food Parcels

When resources allow we assist the community in need with food parcels. 

Our service areas: Windsor East, Windsor West, Blackheath, Roosevelt Park, Blairgowrie, Linden, Hurrlingham, Parktown North, Parkhurst, Victory Park, Darrenwood, Cresta, Pine Park, Craighall, Bordeaux South, Jacanlee, Risidale.


How can I be involved

Drop off non-perishable food: 56 1st Ave West, Parktown North, 8am- 5pm daily on essential trips.

Cook a meal for the shelter, contact Janet 072 696 9676 to get a slot on the roster.


Fountain for the Thirsty NPC
First National Bank
Business Cheque Account
Account no. 62716501805
Cresta 254-905
Swift code FIRNZAJJ

Unfortunately we can not take volunteers at this time unless you offer a emergency service such as: if you are a physio, social worker, or psychologist, doctor wanting to volunteer your time contact shalene@fountainforthethirsty.org 


Rural Nutrition during covid-19 


062 780 3433

71 Viscounts Avenue, Windsor East, Johannesburg, 2194

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