I am writing this foreword at the beginning of the third wave of Covid-19 in South Africa, as infections reach alarming proportions. The pandemic has had a devastating impact on everyone since it arrived in South Africa in early 2020. To date, more than 58 000 South Africans have lost their lives. More than two million people have lost their jobs and many more have been living on reduced incomes since the advent of lockdown level 5 in March 2020. The socio-economic impact of the pandemic has been devastating on families and communities which have and continue to face the challenges of unemployment and food insecurity.