Foodbank Project

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It will always be my prayer that we remain faithful to the cause and that God will continue to keep this flame alive in me and the amazing team that fans the embers of these beautiful hearts we serve, despite the challenges we all face it's pleasing to see the glow in a soul satisfied with a meal, for which we are grateful to those who support this mission.

Since 2014 we started a relationship with the Foodbank by donating to their mission and assisting where we could. Mid-2015, Terri Hannie was offered the position of Chairperson for the organization was in dire straits for a leader. The workers became weary as there were no funds and the volunteer project leader at the time was heading back home to Germany after completing one year with Foodbank. At the end of 2016 the members of the board for Foodbank surrendered to the hands of Women of Substance SA who work at keeping the vision alive. We decided to take on this endeavor with no funding as we knew the need of the communities. These feeding programmes are designed at meeting the immediate need where hot meals are provided and where possible, food parcels distributed to larger families. We are expecting to harvest from the sustainable vegetable garden in Illingulethu in the near future. We currently are growing spinach, onions, potatoes, carrots, cabbage and will get the children from the aftercare involved and teach them about sustainable food growing.

We are currently feeding 60 children ranging in ages from 3 to 18 years old and our feeding scheme also includes 40+ pensioners three times a week. This is nowhere near the 200 individuals (adults and children) that need to be fed daily. In the meantime, food donations and our own fundraisers have been helping us to feed the children and pensioners. Since 2014, we provided a Christmas Banquet for the community in Ilingulethu and were able to provide 200+ people with a Christmas lunch and a gift.

It takes approximately R5800.00 per month to feed the children and pensioners.

Foods to supply as follows but not limited to:
Pasta, noodles, legumes, rice, tin foods (tuna, fish, soups, onion and tomato relish, beans, fruit and other)
Maize Meal
Cooking oil
Packets of soup; samp and beans; soup mix
Potatoes, onions, carrots, etc.
Meat, chicken or soya
Spices and condiments
Plastic or stainless steel plates, cups, spoons, knives and forks
Juices
Serviettes and paper towels, wet-wipes,

Monetary contributions can be deposited into :

Swift code:SBZAZAJJ Account holder/name:
Keep The Dream 193
Bank: Standard Bank
Account No. 071654046
Branch code and number: 03 1110
Reference: WoS Membership

Drop off food donations:
Our Women of Substance SA Offices are at 20 Hoog Street in Malmesbury

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