Bringing together the community

2016-07-05 06:00
Chairperson of the Wetton Triangle Feeding Scheme Waheed Amod, right, lends some help with his ladle with members of the team as they prepare food for distribution. PHOTO: gary van dyk

Chairperson of the Wetton Triangle Feeding Scheme Waheed Amod, right, lends some help with his ladle with members of the team as they prepare food for distribution. PHOTO: gary van dyk

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There’s more to the Wetton Triangle Feeding Scheme than filling hungry tummies in the southern suburbs.

This is a project that is making residents in the area meet each other as neighbours and working for a good cause.

Chairperson of the organisation, Waheed Amod, explains that the idea started in 2014 when, along with three other friends involved in the neighbourhood watch, he realised that people in the area did not know each other and there was a need to care for the homeless in surrounding areas.

“During our patrols we realised that there was a need for people to become real “neighbours” and interact with each other,” he says.

“What better way to get to know each other by working together in a project like this where we show that we care about the less fortunate.”

Two years later and they’re going strong as they gathered at a home in Canal Road, Wetton, on Sunday 3 July where the team was cooking up a storm for distribution.

A delicious aroma fills the air from steaming pots on gas cookers with the children helping to pack bread and lots of laughter as preparations continue for their mission.

“Currently we feed areas such as Wetton, Lansdowne, Wynberg, Retreat, Diep River, Muizenberg, Mitchell’s Plain, Athlone, Phillipi and expanding to areas such as Lavender Hill and Delft,” continues Amod.

“We enjoy that we are able to feed the underprivileged throughout the year but you can see that it’s about more than that.

“It’s getting all in the area involved. To bring the neighborhood closer together and get to know your neighbours.

“Our aim is also to set a trend and inspire other neighbourhoods to reach out and start projects to help the underprivileged.

“It can be in a format of cooking food once a month to teaching other skills that’s not fortunate to study so they can use the knowledge they gained to help their community.”

Amod adds that all the cooking is funded by the generous residents of Wetton, along with friends and acquaintances of the steering committee.

“The scheme’s goal is to feed as many people as possible and is keen to partner with other organisations who want to assist us, or need our help.

“We also would urge business to get involved in projects in their community and to help those trying to make a difference.”

 For more information about the organisation’s activities call Waheed Amod on 082 786 1002, Sharief Allie on 072 782 1754 or email

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