Call for help feed kids

2019-04-02 06:00
Velia Davids says she knows how it feels to go to bed on an empty stomach.                                                      PHOTO: thabang kuaho

Velia Davids says she knows how it feels to go to bed on an empty stomach. PHOTO: thabang kuaho

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For many South African kids, going to school on an empty stomach is a norm.

It is for this reason that 52-year-old Velia Davids from Kensington decided to feed kids from underprivileged families on a daily basis.

She works under the umbrella of non-profit organisation Guardians of the Galaxy, but all meals ingredients are bought from her own pocket.

“I know what it is like to go to bed or school on an empty stomach, so it breaks my heart when I see kids going to school hungry,” Davids said.

For four months she started with making lunch for three children who came around to ask for food and the numbers started getting bigger and bigger.

“Now I make over 140 healthy sandwiches per week for kids from two schools with the help of my husband and neighbours.”

Davids also has regular soup kitchens where she stations her car at near squatter camps. “This is taking a strain in my pocket, but I cannot stop feeding people who cannot afford to feed their families. It would be nice to get some assistance.”

She mentioned that she was not looking for money, but whatever people can donate.

“Anyone that would like to come on board and assist would be appreciated.”

She said that she was also short of two 60 litre pots she uses to cook for the kids.

In total, Davids said she spends about R1 000 a week to run this project.V For more information or if you would like to donate to the organisation call Velia Davids on 073 221 5642.

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