Food for Life plans to expand operations

2017-03-29 06:02
Some of the people who have benefited from the Food for Life programme in the past.                                  Photo:FACEBOOK

Some of the people who have benefited from the Food for Life programme in the past. Photo:FACEBOOK

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AFTER several years of supporting the Port Elizabeth community by distributing meals to poorer areas, the Hare Krishna devotees, Indian community of Malabar and other supporters of Food for Life are preparing to expand the programme.

Food for Life PE, a food relief programme led by Prabhu, has been growing steadily over the past year.

According to Food for Life’s Nicky van Lavieren, the most noticeable effect can be seen in the area they reach out to, which include Greenbushes, Shauderville, Malabar, Helenvale, Missionvale, Booysens Park, Zwide, Soweto on Sea and New Brighton.

They currently distribute 500 meals on a regular basis in these areas and plan to expand their kitchen to include the Motherwell area as well.

“We are planning to extend our kitchen to accommodate the need in PE and this is our way of combatting gangsterism, drug abuse, poverty and ignorance,” said Van Lavieren. “Our food is completely vegetarian and balanced in nutritional value. As winter is approaching, we increase our cooking so that we can provide warm meals more frequently.”

As the need in the PE community increases, so does Food for Life’s need for supplies and volunteers.

Anyone interested in volunteering, sponsoring or donating to assist Food for Life can contact Svetadvip Das on 041 365 5242 or svetadvipdasgrs@gmail.com.

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