Charity run to help feed kids

2019-02-26 06:00
Freedom Riders MCC members with Langeveldt Foundation’s members with some of the donations collected.PHOTO: thabang kuaho

Freedom Riders MCC members with Langeveldt Foundation’s members with some of the donations collected.PHOTO: thabang kuaho

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The Freedom Riders MCC bike club in Kensington took a trip to Hout Bay to help feed needy children in the community.

The event took place on Sunday.

Starting at 08:00 in Hout Bay and finishing at 12 noon in Kensington the riders aimed to collect peanut butter tubs which would then be donated to the Langeveldt Foundation in area. The foundation runs a feeding scheme at Windermere High School in the community. The foundation was created when the founder realised how many children actually go to school hungry in the morning

The foundation’s founder, Quinton Langeveldt, said he was grateful to all those who donated the peanut butter.

“It is not easy to keep running the feeding scheme with having to do everything from our own pockets.

“We feed just over 300 children on a daily basis,” he said.

Langeveldt started this initiative after he saw a need for children to have a meal in order to get through the school day.

The initiative took just over a month to plan, but Langeveldt’s son, Rikki said that he was happy with what was gathered.

He then identified a school that was in need of such an initiative and bought loaves of bread and spread.

Rikki, was involved in a similar project in university where he studies and got together with his father to help him run the foundation.

“Together with other family members, we joined forces and started running the foundation full time,” Rikki said.

The foundation survives through donations from anonymous donors who provide them with sandwich ingredients.

Rikki said they have been working with the bikers’ club for a while during its charity drives.

“The club is very involved in the community and we thought it would be beneficial to the community if we joined forces.”

Attendants had a chance to unwind after the charity run with a Bring and Braai at the Freedom Riders clubhouse to reward themselves for all their efforts.V For more information visit https://www.facebook.com/langeveldt.foundation/

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