One woman’s passion and love for her community, especially her love for children helped her feed hundreds.
For years the poor and needy have relied on Fred and Martie not only for food but also for inspiration.
Martie sadly passed away in February 2008 and her dying wish was that should she pass away the children should be taken care of no matter what the cost.
We promised Martie that the children will be taken care off and they will never go hungry. The children that Martie and Fred cared for so much will never be forgotten and will never go hungry! There are so many children and elderly folk that are forgotten (and so often “invisible”) to us. They are right here among us and they need support.
HUNGER… this is a problem often hiding right in front of us. Elderly Folk who are hungry don’t walk around with a big red H on their shirts. Many are too embarrassed to ask for help — or even to acknowledge that they need it.
Many people underestimate the day-to-day struggles of those who are age 65 and over, their struggles to make ends meet and have a decent quality of life. It’s easy to imagine that Old Age Pension provide sufficient protection against a problem as basic as hunger. Yet the average Pension benefit is about R1000.00— and a majority of seniors today rely on State Pension their largest source of income.
Social interaction with the Elderly folk in this underprivileged community. Food parcels are handed out to 71 old age families every second week.
Our goal is to:
- Address short-term hunger
- Leave a sense of dignity
- Improve the quality of live
- Ease the “HUNGER” burden
- Improved health
- Ease the financial burden