Our first Love Kitchen dates back to July 2014 and continue to take place every Tuesday outside Doppio Zero in St George’s Mall in Cape Town’s CBD. Soon thereafter, we began serving meals in Roeland Street and a third initiative was launched in November 2015, providing meals on Thursdays at the Haven Shelter in Sea Point. As the project grew, we needed a name for the new organisation—and Ladles of Love was born.
Since inception, Ladles of Love has served thousands of meals and continues to grow. We have served more than 160,000 meals to date.
In addition to serving the homeless community, we now provide food to another vulnerable group of society – schoolchildren. Did you know that there are hundreds of thousands of kids going to school hungry every day? How can they learn on an empty stomach? Ladles of Love knows how to nurture bodies and souls, and so we decided to get involved. Our in-school feeding scheme is known as ‘The Munch Club’, and it’s dedicated to providing healthy, tasty meals to keep youngsters full and able to concentrate on their studies.