Green light for helping hungry

2016-07-05 06:00
Ronell Trout, chairperson of The Green Light Community Project, and volunteer Miriam Edward start serving soup to some of the children in the area. PHOTO: gary van dyk

Ronell Trout, chairperson of The Green Light Community Project, and volunteer Miriam Edward start serving soup to some of the children in the area. PHOTO: gary van dyk

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The Green Light Community Project in Maitland Garden Village is serving soup to a community in need.

Ronell Trout, chairperson of the organisation, explains that while they are busy with many projects hoping to alleviate the unemployment in the area they had to do something to help combat hunger in the area.

“Our dream is to eradicate unemployment by creating work in the area but until then we have to do something to help the people,” she says.

“We still need lots of help because since the kitchen at the Methodist Church closed we’ve had to run the kitchen almost from the streets.

“But now we use my home to prepare and distribute the soup every Wednesday.

“We still need lots of assistance with our feeding scheme but thanks to an article in the People’s Post (“Green light for Community”, 14 June) there are people who care.

“Our thanks go to Merle Bak from Claremont who came out here to help us with a pot of soup and the volunteers who help every week. We really need to do it because one of the people who got soup said it was their first meal of the week and we cannot allow people to suffer like this.”

The organisation still needs regular funding or donations for gas, ingredients and bread to feed about 200 people.

V For more information or donations call Ronell on 076 474 1024.

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