Over the past 10 months we have supplied over 1,2 million meals to people, a lot of which were served from the back of our bakkie.
We would love to expand the efforts of our soup kitchens but in order to do this we need a more efficient means of transporting the food and setting up at each location.
So we have started a fundraising campaign, with a goal to raise R140 000.00, to buy a trailer! This trailer will be fully kitted out to accommodate all the pots, tupperware, food and supplies we need when roaming various locations.
For us, our main vision is for our initiatives to be sustainable. Our purpose is not to assist communities temporarily but rather to provide the tools and training for the communities we work with to eventually be able to run our programs without our help. This is obviously a long term goal and will take time.
Right now we use our mobile soup kitchen to serve the immediate needs of children and the elderly in Kranshoek. To provide immediate food relief to those we need it. BUT our vision for the trailer and mobile kitchen is to create a commercial enterprise that the community can use.
We visualise a mobile soup kitchen run by local men and women, who source produce from the local gardens, get bread from the local bakery and can therefore afford to make extremely affordable meals for their community. They would use the trailer at events to sell the food made with local resources, and those profits would then be used to put back into the programs, continuing to employ local people and sustain gardens, bakeries and kitchens.
You can help us with this vision by donation to our current campaign where we are fundraising to buy our very first trailer. The purchase of this trailer would be a big step in seeing our vision come to life.
If you would like to help, all you have to do is hit the following link, decide on an amount and donate at GivenGain. Other avenues for donating, including through Paypal, Snapscan, or by EFT, may be found on our ‘Donate‘ page.
Every single donation helps!
And if you know of any trailer, car, truck or trailer fitting companies who might be interested in getting involved, please spread the word and ask them to get in contact with us!
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