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[WeCare] Christmas comes early to those in need

18 Dec 2014

 
Twice a week the Macedonian Feeding Scheme situated in the Cape Flats opens its kitchen for more than 385 impoverished and unemployed youth, homeless people, the elderly  and school children from the surrounding areas of Heideveld, Cathkin, Valhalla Park and Manenberg.

 
The team of volunteers at the Macedonian Feeding Scheme work tirelessly to provide nutritious meals to those who have no other resources to rely upon.
 
Projects Officer for Breadline Africa, Edna Titus said, “The Macedonian Feeding Scheme brings much-needed care and support to the community. A food preparation area was a basic need that Breadline Africa identified when we began working with this organisation. Today, we are thrilled to be donating a converted kitchen container to this project, giving volunteers a hygienic venue to prepare meals for vulnerable members of the community.”
 
Breadline Africa, a Cape Town based NGO is one of the biggest suppliers of converted containers for poverty relief in Southern Africa. Since 1993, the organisation has provided over 250 containers to resource-poor communities. The containers, which are sturdy and watertight, are transformed into mobile structures, which are used as educare centres, libraries, soup kitchens and ablution facilities.
 
“The containers are a lifeline for many struggling communities, they provide instant and vital infrastructure,” Titus said. “Our projects try to establish a level of self-sustainability within the community, ends Titus.”
 
At the handover ceremony, Ola’s Paddle Pop delivered ice creams to the project. Paddle Pop, a brand that lets kids be kids through adventurous play and its exciting range of ice creams, which provide just the right balance of fun and energy, ended its “week of joy”  campaign in the Western Cape as it delivered  53 800 Paddle Pops to hospitals, orphanages and charities in and around the Mother City.
 
To celebrate the opening of the soup kitchen at the Macedonian Feeding Scheme, Breadline Africa was in attendance to support the community.

For more information on Breadline Africa visit www.breadlineafrica.org. If you would like to contribute to Breadline Africa, contact Edna Titus on 021 418 0322 or email: edna@breadlineafrica.org.za.
 

About Breadline Africa:
Breadline Africa, one of the biggest suppliers of converted containers for poverty relief in Southern Africa, has provided over 250 containers to poverty-stricken communities since their establishment in 1993. The South Africa based NGO, which works with children and young adults, specialises in renovating disused shipping containers and recycling them for essential community purposes.
 
The containers are renovated and used as educare centres, libraries and media centres in schools, community kitchens to serve food to the very poor, ablution blocks and sports club change rooms.
 
Issued on behalf of Breadline Africa by CLE Communications
Nicole Powell
Tel: 021 7626001
Web: www.clecommunications.co.za