Sandwich drive gains momentum

2019-04-16 06:01

The first week of the newly launched Bread Drive in Kensington saw more than 200 children living in the community being fed.

The project was established to help feed children from underprivileged homes who often go to school without any food.

“It went well and the children were grateful for the gesture. We are thankful to everyone who donated towards this project,” co-founder Cheslyn Steenberg said.

The objective was to feed 500 children daily and Steenberg was positive that they will soon reach their target.

“We have seen that it makes an impact because our pit stops are situated where children often go after school,” he explained.

He said the response from members of the community has been overwhelming.

“I am overwhelmed by the ordinary citizens that have positively responded to this project and came forward to donate the necessary items.”

The project is currently being run by four volunteers who make sure that the food is prepared in time for when the children come back from school.

“There will always be a need for more people to come on board and volunteers towards making this project a success.”

He said that donations are necessary to run the project successfully and will be greatly appreciated.

“We have had people coming forward, donating food parcels. However, this is an ongoing project and we need as many donations as possible. There was a lot of unity and love in the community because most people that donated the food parcels were ordinary middle-class citizens who do not have a lot of money in the bank, but still managed to lend a hand,” he said.

“It is those people that have heeded the call and have come out and did something.”

The sandwich drive runs daily from 12:00 to 16:00 at various locations around Kensington and Factreton.V For more information call Cheslyn Steenberg on 083 543 1344.

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