In South Africa, SSIO volunteers, including Young Adults, started the Sathya Sai Food Kitchen during the festival of Guru Poornima in July 2020. On August 9, 2020, the group prepared 20 pots of food and served 500 people; the recipients were first screened for COVID-19 by a SSIO doctor. Food was also delivered to several old age homes, orphanages, shelters, adopted communities and neighborhoods. The service was well received and benefitted a large number of indigent people in and around the greater Durban area, and those participating in the service expressed their gratitude to Sri Sathya Sai Baba and others for the opportunity to serve.