People of Love is a community based organisation that arose out of the need for food relief in the Plettenberg Bay area, and has since realised a greater ongoing purpose. At our essence we are invested in individual and community upliftment. We believe in innovative solutions that are sustainable and show measurable return on investment.
Our mission is to uplift individuals and communities, as well as promoting health and well-being. We are positioned to work alongside all communities to answer to their needs and to help empower them.
During lockdown we supplied over 1,2 million meals to people in need in the form of soup kitchens, mobile soup kitchens and food parcels.
To date our community bakery in Kranshoek has, in addition to supplying the local community, supplied some surrounding retailers in the Plettenberg Bay area, such as Thyme & Again and Beacon Isle Kwikspar. Our bakery is employing and training people and making a positive impact in many peoples lives.
We are interested in establishing sustainable businesses. Our community food garden schemes will eventually feed into community markets and our soup kitchen supply chain.
We have five pillars: Education, Food gardens, Community clean-up, Community bakeries and Soup kitchens. We believe in the up-skilling of individuals and in creating sustainable business opportunities that serve the community.
It is crucial that our candidates have the support that they need to succeed. We are using a ‘proof of concept’ recruiting process that involves our candidates working in the business, growing into management and then graduating into an ownership role, thereby stepping into a well supported and already successful business.
As we gain momentum and celebrate success, we intend to step and repeat these processes and grow our reach.
We are seeing a massive positive impact in various communities already, and are passionately committed to expanding our efforts and growing our positive results.
We are working alongside locals in various areas to create food gardens that yield healthy and wholesome food for them to enjoy. This is exciting and…