Soulfood project a success

2016-09-06 06:00
Excited gogos at the Soulfood campaign. Photo: K&K Photography

Excited gogos at the Soulfood campaign. Photo: K&K Photography

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THE Robin Hood Foundation’s Soulfood project was an amazing success thanks to O&O Café Westville and The Quintessential Group. These companies hosted a wine evening fund-raiser in July which helped raise funds for a dream
of the foundation’s chairlady,
Cindy Norcott, to host a soup
kitchen in communities they visit each month.
On 17 August this vision was brought to life when the Robin Hood team joined by an incredibly selfless group of volunteers and sponsors did the first of their Soulfood outreach projects in the rural community of Ntshongweni.
Over 500 gogos and mkulu’s, as highlighted by the Christian Social Services who work tirelessly in the community, helping, guiding and serving where they can, were invited to attend this visit, not knowing the full extent of the blessing they were in for.
In groups of 150, the gogos and mkulus­ were led into and seated in the hall, served tea and hotdogs and biscuits­ by the volunteer team, with Qadasi and Mahinqa adding to the vibe with their very South African music entertaining the gogos and mkulus, who were dancing, clapping, singing and enjoy this special morning just for them.
Each guest was then blessed before their departure with a huge, heavy and full “gogo bag” containing non-perishable foods, blankets, clothing, scarves, beanies and other winter warmth items as well as a tub of chicken and vegetable stew.
This was cooked and prepared in the kitchen of the Eat Greek
Catering team, with the help of
Regal Meats and Food Lovers’ Hillcrest for their support in discounting, and donations towards chicken and vegetables.
Imagine the delight of the volunteers, knowing that enough food was handed out this day for these gogos to return home and feed their families - over 2500 people in total.
If you’d like to get involved with Robin Hood’s upcoming campaigns, please email robinhoodfund@

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