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A pot for Joyce

A pot for Joyce

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____Update 03 Nov 2020____

I am pleased to report that a generous donor from the local community has gifted Aunty Joyce with her much needed pot.  Aunty Joyce is over the moon.  The next item on Aunty Joyce's wish list for her soup kitchen is a freezer.  With your support, let us help her create greater impact in her neighbourhood.


My name is Jess, I have a small business called Food Travel Wine (FTW for short).

This week, I had the privilege of meeting a really phenomenal woman, Aunty Joyce. She runs Joyce’s Soup Kitchen in Sir Lowry’s Pass, a critical community service she has provided for 15 years. She is well known in the community. She started helping people with HIV/Aids after her own daughter fell victim to the disease.

I asked her afterwards if she had a wish list or any catering needs we could help her with.

With tears in her eyes, she said she just wants to feed more people, and the only real need was a pot big enough for everyone. Other kitchen accessories were a secondary need to her 'Dream Pot".

This 200 litre pot will enable Joyce and her team to turn over more meals, being able to feed more of the community. It will also enable her to do an evening meal, not just breakfast and lunch. COVID has left so many more without jobs, and unable to feed their families.

All funds will go directly to Joyce herself via my account. She has asked me to help with the financial side of things after being let down before. 

She told a horror story of a man 'donating' her a bakkie for her charity and taking advantage of the fact that she is illiterate. He tricked her into signing over the building out of which she operates. She spent 4 years in court trying to get it back. 

Any surplus donations will go towards her kitchen and needs that need to be met there.

I will be mailing all donors with an update once we've bought the pot (approx R4 000)  and other equipment that she needs.


  • Nov 10, 2020 - R 200.00
  • "well done Joyce and Jessica... " - bigmac

  • Nov 10, 2020 - R 200.00
  • "<3" - Tandi

  • Nov 05, 2020 - R 200.00
  • "

    Pots of good wishes to you.

    " - Anushia

  • Nov 04, 2020 - USD $ 18.71
  • "Thank you for your kindness and caring." - Anna de Marigny

  • Nov 02, 2020 - R 200.00
  • "We love you Joyce. You are a legend! Thank you dearest Jess for your support xx " - Rosemarie Hazell

  • Nov 02, 2020 - R 500.00
  • "Thank you for doing what you do!" - Avanthi Moodliar

  • Nov 02, 2020 - R 300.00
  • "Here’s to Joyce who does so much for so many." - Carien

  • Nov 02, 2020 - USD $ 12.29
  • "Great work xxx" - Amy L

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Donations to date

R 2 100.07

Fundraising target

R 10 000.00

Aunty Joyce Dream Pot Cause

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Jess McArthur of Food Travel Wine in Cape Town is raising funds to support Aunty Joyce who runs Joyce’s Soup Kitchen in Sir Lowry’s Pass, a critical community service she has provided for 15 years.

Funds raised will be used to buy a large pot so that Joyce can feed more of the community.