Our feeding is an extension of our outreach efforts, so as to connect with communities and bring the burdens faced by the underprivileged members of the same community that has fostered generations of South Africans, to the often-blinkered view of the public.
At the beginning of South Africa's National Lockdown, we knew there would be a need. The feeding started in 2018, where we started feeding homeless communities, with an outreach called '100 Mouths a Week'. This grew and developed, within a span of a matter of months, into PWR Project purchasing equipment to prepare larger quantities of food.
We have been working in communities across Cape Town from Lwandle, Khayelitsha, Delft, Kraaifontein, Kalkfontein, Belhar, Elsies Rivier, Tafelsig, Strandfontein, Parow Park and Atlantis, among others.
During Lockdown, with a team of no more than two at any given time, we have distributed over 50 000 meals to these communities, primarily funded by the public, with absolutely no media coverage whatsoever. These efforts have been our own and have been deeply rewarding - which in an of itself has furthered our belief in the Youth Safe-Centre.
Though we cannot speak on behalf of these communities, the gratitude and sense of security that these meals have provided have been immense.
At this point in time, we can feed up to 600 people per feeding, at a cost of less than R5 a meal.
We are always in desperate need of donations urging any and all supporters, from across the globe to donate any amount.
THE GOAL OF REACHING OUT TO COMMUNITIES IS NO TO MAKE THEM DEPENDANT OF THE OUTREACH, INSTEAD TO EMPOWER THEM AND ENSURE THEY ARE AWARE THAT THE EXTENDED COMMUNITY AROUND THEM ARE AWARE OF THEIR SITUATIONS AND WOULD LIKE TO SUPPORT THEM.