Senior citizens at Ikhaya Loxolo lase Gugulethu were exhilarated during a special visit by members of the Soul Buddyz from Mzamomhle Primary School in Philippi to donate canned food to the old age home last Tuesday.Soul Buddyz is a group of learners who assist each other and people from disadvantage backgrounds in times of need by collecting clothes and food to donate to them. They (learners) said their contribution to the old age home is to demonstrate their love and support for the senior citizens. Speaking on behalf of Soul Buddyz, Onikwa Mbana,10, a Grade 4 learner wished long life for the senior citizens.“We are here to show that we love and care about them. And we wish them many more years to come,” she said.Mzamomhle educator Nobuntu Maceba described the food donation as part of the project designed to support vulnerable people. “This is a community project that assists disadvantage people. We identify certain vulnerable families or homes in our communities who are in need and try to assist them. But what we donate always differs based on the needs in a particular family,” said Maceba. She said the food was collected by the learners. “We requested each learner to ask their parents to buy them canned food. There are various items, including beans, pilchards, lentils, macaroni and maize-meal,” said Maceba.She said they are intending to start a uniform bank in the next quarter. “We will urge all the learners who are leaving the school this year for the high school and those who are going to change schools to donate us their uniforms and we will donate to those learners who are vulnerable,” said Maceba. Nokhazi Mayekiso,65, expressed their gratitude to members of Soul Buddyz for the special visit. “We feel honoured and special to see children all the way from Philippi coming to see and give us food. We also wish that God can bless them so they succeed in their studies. Manager Noko Matiwane said the food donation will make a difference. “We currently have 87 inmates, form an expected 124 people.