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NPO needs volunteers and donors to help feed Cape Town's homeless this holiday

Written by: Qama Qukula

A goodwill project in Cape Town needs your help keeping the homeless and hungry fed over the festive season.

Feed5000 provides daily meals to more than 250 homeless people in the Mother City from 18 December to 13 January.

Homeless Capetonians receive food at the Carpenter's Shop on 22 November 2012. Picture: Giovanna Gerbi/EWN

The yearly initiative was started by local NPO The Carpenter’s Shop (TCS), with support from partnering organisation such as RPJ Helping Hands and volunteer soup kitchen Ladles of Love.

TCS says it needs help this year because the Service Dining Rooms in Canterbury Street, which usually provide meals, will be closed for an annual break.

Feed5000 relies on volunteers and donations to continue serving meals throughout the holiday season.

TCS's Janet Chadwick Food says they need more volunteers and donors.

NOTE: TCS will be known as The Hope Exchange in 2019.

Our main functions are ablution and basic services so that we can provide points of contact for our social care workers.

Janet Chadwick, Marketing & Fundraising Manager at The Carpenter's Shop NPO

We aim to reintegrate and reunite our clients with our families and within society, but it's difficult to do that with hungry people.

Janet Chadwick, Marketing & Fundraising Manager at The Carpenter's Shop NPO

Whenever we receive ingredients, they don't go to waste.

Janet Chadwick, Marketing & Fundraising Manager at The Carpenter's Shop NPO

The programme generates such a fantastic vibe of goodwill.

Janet Chadwick, Marketing & Fundraising Manager at The Carpenter's Shop NPO

We would love to get people involved by helping or donating.

Janet Chadwick, Marketing & Fundraising Manager at The Carpenter's Shop NPO

Visit the TCS website to learn more about how to become a food sponsor, volunteer or financial donor.

Listen to the discussion on The John Maytham Show:


This article first appeared on CapeTalk : NPO needs volunteers and donors to help feed Cape Town's homeless this holiday




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