Working together to reach further, feed more children, and touch more lives.
Living the spirit of ubuntu
Instead of limiting our impact by only sharing ready-cooked meals prepared by ourselves, we realised we could be of better service by providing local non-profit organisations with ingredients – local initiatives that were already active in the communities where they’re needed most, and where they’re trusted. Many of these non-profit organisations were struggling during the pandemic, as support and donations dwindled. However, with their footprint and our infrastructure, we could join forces and provide nutritious meals to those who needed it most.
This multifaceted non-profit organisation serves its community in a number of ways, and has been doing so since 2013 upon seeing the impact of poverty on their neighbours and local community. It’s a community soup kitchen that strives to provide food security. They raise hygiene awareness to promote healthier living. They also spread awareness about teenage pregnancy and provide substance abuse coaching.
Ultimately, it’s their aim to be of service to the underprivileged by empowering, uplifting and educating in whichever way they can. And they believe in doing this out of love and consideration for others – a selfless gesture of goodwill for the good of the community.
Ladles of Love supplies Serving Hands with fresh produce to run their kitchen, enabling them to serve an average of 17 000 meals per week.
Maphindi Soup Kitchen & Orphanage
Some people are simply extraordinary. Mama Victoria Mpambani is one of them. Every single day she takes public transport to travel from Nyanga to Cape Town to collect food to distribute to hundreds of hungry children and other needy people in her community. She also provides a daycare service for 25 toddlers.
“I wasn’t raised to take care only of myself. I didn’t grow up with my mother. I grew up with my father’s family. And they taught me you must look after everyone around you. We’re a community.”
Mama Victoria Mpambani