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Thabong Feeding Scheme COVID-19

Thabong Feeding Scheme COVID-19

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The past few weeks had everyone adjusting their routine in a drastic and frantic manner. Making sure that our food supplies could deal with the impact of the Coronavirus was a top priority. Our crèche, Thabong Day Care Centre in Strand. We were shocked to find out that 2 Feeding Centres were closed down months ago which meant that there were no distribution points for food in the area. We received permission to use our crèche’s grounds to distribute donated items and to allow for a Soup Kitchen to operate from it.

We were able to receive donations that have allowed us to give the Community much needed soup and bread for the past few days. Our first day +/-300 people got served soup and bread. It was overwhelming to see the Elderly, women and children all come out to collect some warm soup. Clearly, this was a sign that people are really hungry in this community and the frustration levels were increasing. The next day because so many people heard about our Soup Kitchen, the numbers literally doubled. Our resources are running up and that is why we are appealing to you for Funding to run our Soup Kitchen during these uncertain times and to add some relief to the already unbearable situation the Coronavirus has put us in. One of the ladies that assist us with the Feeding, said, “It feels as if the food is calming the people down”

The CrowdFunding assistance will allow us to feed 500 people with soup, bread and maize for 30 days during the Coronavirus Lockdown. Lastly, our Soup Kitchen has seen various ages and Nationalities and to be there for so many hungry people, is Our Duty.

Current Feeding cost :
Pot of soup R350 ( two big pots of soup )
Unsliced brown bread at R10 when we get a discount from the Store, we try to buy 80 loaves 
Maize Meal 12.5kg bag at R60 ( we can buy at least 5 bags )
This brings us to a TOTAL = R1300 / Feeding which could serve up to 500 people

The bread is taking a huge chunk out of the budget and if we don't get the discount, it's hard to feed all the mouths.

Currently, we are only doing one Feeding at a time but if the Funds are available we will definitely break it up into two Feedings to minimise the volumes(large crowds)of people that come to the Soup Kitchen .

Donations

  • May 23, 2020 - USD $ 29.89
  • "Good Work Lee!" - Jodie

  • May 21, 2020 - USD $ 75.16
  • "Lee, to you & your team, keep up the good work & your commitment to assisting others." - Margot Lesch

  • May 21, 2020 - R 315.00
  • "U are the hero's " - Travia

  • May 21, 2020 - USD $ 17.56
  • "Thankful to be able to help. 🇿🇦🇿🇦" - JSR

  • May 21, 2020 - R 367.50
  • "Sent with lots of love ️ " - Nondumiso

  • May 21, 2020 - R 739.00
  • "-" - Anon

  • May 21, 2020 - R 4 000.00
  • "Lee and team - your giving of time and effort is the real sacrifice. I salute your generous and kind hearts. " - Michelle

  • May 21, 2020 - R 1 050.00
  • "Thank you for helping the community " - Tam

  • May 21, 2020 - R 333.00
  • "-" - Anon

  • May 21, 2020 - USD $ 27.74
  • "Well done Lee & Team! You guys are doing amazing work!" - Gillian

  • May 20, 2020 - R 262.50
  • "Keep up the good work Lee" - Jenny Hendricks

  • May 19, 2020 - R 1 050.00
  • "Wonderful work everyone. Wishing you all well. Jeff and Jenny Searle" - Jennifer Searle

  • May 18, 2020 - R 500.00
  • "Thanks! Every action counts. " - Sue Welchman

  • May 15, 2020 - R 105.00
  • "So proud of this - carry on doing great work!" - Tiffany

  • May 15, 2020 - R 200.00
  • "Amazing stuff." - KN

  • May 15, 2020 - R 200.00
  • "Thanks! Every action counts." - Sue Welchman

  • May 15, 2020 - R 112.00
  • "

    Keep up the good work

    " - Gaily S

  • May 14, 2020 - USD $ 54.60
  • "Thank you for the work. Good luck and be safe!" - Merhawit

  • May 14, 2020 - R 105.00
  • "Thank you for the work you do. God bless, protect and keep you strong. We appreciate you and your work." - Anonymous

  • May 14, 2020 - R 52.50
  • "Good luck and keep on trucking." - Caroline

  • May 13, 2020 - R 367.50
  • "Great job!" - V

  • May 12, 2020 - R 1 300.00
  • "We are a team of 11 in the WC working for a Pharmaceutical company and we have all donated towards this cause to assist those in need. We have also made a video which we would like to share. " - Troy WC Team Sanofi

  • May 12, 2020 - USD $ 28.60
  • "You are an inspiration to us all. Keep up the amazing work. " - Leigh Lasker

  • May 08, 2020 - R 105.00
  • "Well done Lee - you doing great work" - Sonia

  • May 06, 2020 - R 105.00
  • "Great work Lee & Penny. God Bless you all." - Janet Obery

  • May 06, 2020 - R 1 050.00
  • "All the best and thank you for the good work!" - J. Weiser

  • May 06, 2020 - USD $ 75.25
  • "Please keep up the good work." - Avril and TK

  • May 05, 2020 - R 300.00
  • "Keep up the good work Lee Denise and Felicia" - Felicia and Denise

  • May 03, 2020 - R 4 200.00
  • "Thank you for helping our community. from Bronwen and Graeme" - Bronwen Stoffels

  • May 03, 2020 - USD $ 10.00
  • "Happy to support this initiative!" - Allison

  • May 03, 2020 - R 367.50
  • "Thank you for what you’re doing. " - Susan

  • May 03, 2020 - USD $ 38.53
  • "Well done Lee and Penny from Canada. Keep up the good work" - Jim &Milner

  • May 02, 2020 - R 210.00
  • "God Bless" - Natasha

  • May 02, 2020 - USD $ 34.56
  • "Sending love from Aus! " - Wesley

  • May 01, 2020 - R 525.00
  • "with love <3" - Nardz

  • May 01, 2020 - USD $ 61.28
  • "I hope this cash help you!" - Sylviane Azzouzi

  • May 01, 2020 - R 786.29
  • "I send you all my courage from France and Switzerland" - Beloud roland

  • May 01, 2020 - R 100.00
  • "I send you all my courage from France and Switzerland" - Beloud roland

  • May 01, 2020 - USD $ 116.75
  • "I hope this cash will help you. Best regards " - Urfer

  • May 01, 2020 - USD $ 87.55
  • "Full support ! " - Axel

  • May 01, 2020 - USD $ 61.28
  • "Excellent work!!" - Sylvain De Nardo

  • May 01, 2020 - USD $ 58.37
  • "Great job !!! Thanks for helping people. Keep going like this:)" - Doris Mosching

  • May 01, 2020 - R 1 050.00
  • "Great work! Keep going !" - Antoine Grandjean

  • Apr 30, 2020 - R 4 158.00
  • "Great work Lee Farred - hope you smash the Crowdfunding goal in support of this most worthy effort" - Keith,Joy,Kurt, Elise Hinson Family

  • Apr 29, 2020 - R 212.00
  • "

    Thank you

    " - Carolyn Hlava

  • Apr 29, 2020 - R 341.25
  • "Great work Lee lots of love from Mom Maureen" - Maureen

  • Apr 28, 2020 - R 1 050.00
  • "Lee, every day you inspire us to be better and do more. Your compassion and empathy is what will turn this world on it's head...Keep on keeping on " - Megan Govender

  • Apr 28, 2020 - R 525.00
  • "Well done Lee for all your hard work " - Karen and Neville

  • Apr 28, 2020 - R 1 050.00
  • "Keep up the good work in this vulnerable community!" - Tromp

  • Apr 28, 2020 - R 525.00
  • "Awesome work! Keep it up guys... all our love xxx" - Lu and Tamzin

  • Apr 28, 2020 - R 367.50
  • "Great work Penny and Lee. All our love from Glynnis and Lucian (GLU) " - GLU

  • Apr 28, 2020 - R 2 625.00
  • "Thank you for your initiative and compassion. South Africa needs more of these. " - Blossom & Fam

  • Apr 28, 2020 - R 350.00
  • "We are all blessed" - Corder

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Statistics

Donations to date

R 45 133.31

Fundraising target

R 40 000.00
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The past few weeks had everyone adjusting their routine in a drastic and frantic manner. Making sure that our food supplies could deal with the impact of the Coronavirus was a top priority. Our crèche, Thabong Day Care Centre in Zola 25714 Magatya Street, Asanda Village, Strand. 

We were shocked to find out that 2 Feeding centers were closed down months ago which meant that there were No distribution points for Food in the area. We went to the Police who gave us permission to use our crèche’s grounds to distribute Donated items and to allow for a Soup Kitchen to operate from it. We were able to receive donations that have allowed us to give the Community much needed soup and bread for the past few days. Our feeding is costed at R350 pot of soup ( we normally make two pots), R10 x 120 loaves of brown bread, and Maize meal 12.5kg at R60( four bags if the budget accommodates for it ). 

Our first day +/-300 people got served soup and bread. It was overwhelming to see the Elderly, women, and children all come out to collect some warm soup. Clearly this was a sign that people are really hungry in this community and the frustration levels were increasing. The next day because so many people heard about our Soup Kitchen, the numbers literally doubled. Our resources are running up and that is why we are appealing to you for Funding to run our Soup Kitchen during these uncertain times and to add some relief to the already unbearable situation the Coronavirus has put us in. 

One of the ladies that assist us with the Feeding, said, “It feels as if the food is calming the people down”.