Tambo Village soup kitchen is on firm ground after donation

2016-11-17 06:01
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NewDay United, a local NGO recently helped fund and rebuild a soup kitchen in Tambo Village, thus easing the -plight of over 350 community beneficiaries.

Tambo Village, which borders Gugulethu and Mannenberg, is a community that-like many other rural townships-experiences a low monthly household income and a high unemployment rates.

Last year, Pastor Siviwe Minyi and the Khanyisa Church were able to open the Khanyisa Kitchen, which serves a hot nutritious lunch to many people living in the area.

Every so often, this is the only meal many of the residents are able to look forward to on a daily basis.

However, because of wear and tear, the kitchen was beginning to disintegrate.

The ground on which the kitchen was built had begun to erode and the building was falling apart.

The staff were also working in a confined, badly-ventilated space, and the gas bottles used for cooking were proving an ever-increasing health and safety risk.

NewDay United heard about this and instinctively knew they had to help. The team partnered up with Khanyisa Church and donated a brand new kitchen to be built at a separate location on the hard-standing area in the church’s grounds.

Pastor Siviwe Minyi said: “This kitchen serves to feed many people who come here on a daily basis. They may not always know where their next breakfast or dinner will come from, but this is the one meal a day that they can be assured of, and that is so important.

I am full of joy and excitement to see this new building, to ensure this important work in our community can continue.”

Lynn Swart, the Executive Director of NewDay United added: “NewDay United is honoured to be standing shoulder to shoulder with this community. We are thrilled to have become part of this incredible project and to know that the precious families living in this community will continue to receive the support and nourishment that they need.

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