Sea Vista soup kitchen open for business

2016-08-04 06:00
Volunteers Hilda Fredericks (left) and Dinah Cupido are ready to serve lunch at the new Sea Vista Soup Kitchen.                                        Photo: LYN AITKEN

Volunteers Hilda Fredericks (left) and Dinah Cupido are ready to serve lunch at the new Sea Vista Soup Kitchen. Photo: LYN AITKEN

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HUNGRY Sea Vista residents can once again stop for a warm and healthy meal at the soup kitchen in Sea Vista.

Committee members of the Sea Vista Clinic and volunteers have taken it upon themselves to reopen the soup kitchen in Steenbras Street, which was previously run by the late Aggie Louw.

The soup kitchen will once again serve hot lunches to the sick and elderly on Tuesdays and Thursdays, as well as to the children in the area on Wednesdays and Fridays.

“The service we can offer is very much dependent on funding and donations from our generous community,” says committee secretary Irene Coenraad.

“We would like to thank St Francis Village SuperSpar for regularly sending us food, which has reached the end of its shelf life. However, with the rate of unemployment and sickness being so high right now, we are always grateful for any assistance.

“There are many people in Sea Vista suffering from HIV and TB, who are too sick to work. These people must eat properly in order to take their medication.”

Sea Vista Clinic committee member Hilda Fredericks says, “We plan to start a vegetable garden on the land we have here, but we must first raise funds for proper fencing to keep out the roaming farm animals.”

The soup kitchen premises were spruced up with the help of local teenagers who sacrificed their holiday to paint the little house and to help prepare the soil for the vegetable garden.

Donations can be made to FNB Humansdorp, N.L. Hulett, account number 62621897258. The account was opened by local businessman Nevil Hulett, who deposited R5 000 from the proceeds of the Monument Around Us: History of St Francis books and will be overseen by the Sea Vista Clinic committee and the Kromme Trust.

For more information or donations, contact Irene Coenraad at 071 704 4319.

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