Volunteers prepared scrumptious Beans and samp dishes and Bunnies – (A Bunny, is a South African fast food dish consisting of a hollowed-out loaf of white bread filled with curry.
A very big thank you to all for your support towards our Christmas Day Lunch for the Homeless in Cape Town!
Due to the Covid-19 pandemic, we had to adjust our annual event to ensure everyone’s safety but we achieved our goal of spreading the joy of Christmas to the homeless community in Landsdown. We had an overwhelming response from volunteers who offered to cook meals. With the extra meals that were provided, we were able to give them all, not 1 but 2 meals each! They also received cake, cooldrink, Yebo Fresh food parcels as well as hand sanitisers and face masks.
We are deeply grateful for everyone’s generosity, kindness and enthusiasm that made this event possible.
Thank you to all the donations that have come in these last few months, especially to our regular donors! We managed to buy and deliver 90 food parcels to those in need!
Women’s month celebrated in August was made extraordinary by the generous donation of the International Association for Human Values and the Obs Pasta Kitchen to the women of Murraysburg, the poorest community in the Western Cape.
Volunteers came together to assist the call for 200 sanitary packs for the women and girls of the community. From selecting the products at the best price and upmost care, Martina Polley an Art of Living volunteer organized the shopping and packing along with two other volunteers, Ruth and Anneliese.
Dischem provided the best price and top quality. Each pack contained sanitary towels, body cream, deodorant, soap, toothpaste and a toothbrush. A special card with the message “ take care, you are a woman of strength, you are a peacemaker, you inspire so many, thank you “ added the last touch.
The transport arrived and the 200 packs were safely packed for Murraysburg a six hour drive from Cape Town. On arrival pastor Errol informed us the packs arrived safely and intact.
In the weeks following packs were distributed to the women of the community, including school girls.
A big warm thank you was received in writing and from the photos we can see the packs were greatly appreciated.
Thank you to all the volunteers who were involved and especially to the IAHV for making this possible.
Since the national lockdown, The Obs Pasta Kitchen has had to physically close its kitchen at St Michaels church hall due to government regulation but that did not stop us in serving our community. Collaboration with OBSID the Observatory Improvement District, CAN theCommunity Action Network and enthusiastic volunteers we have committed to providing a daily meal for the homeless of our Community by accessing all skills and permits available.
A total of
- 300 lunch packs
- 250 bowls of pasta
- 185 food parcels
- 2 Bulk Veg parcels
- 2 Bulk Fruit parcels
- 15 pots of soup
- 220 litres of water
has been served in this first week by our amazing volunteers.
We will continue to do our best to support the most vulnerable in our community at this critical time and ask for any support available.
EFT Donations: 🍝
Account holder: International Association for Human Values (IAHV)
Bank: First National Bank
Branch: 250737, Lenasia
Reference: Obspasta + your name