Feeding Scheme

#Lockdown – The Obs Pasta Kitchen needs your support

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: ūüćĚ
Account holder: International Association for Human Values (IAHV)
Bank: First National Bank
Branch: 250737, Lenasia
Account: 62045616119
Reference: Obspasta + your name


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Sri Sri Feeding scheme

The Sri Sri Feeding scheme started in August 2009. This was at the time of the millenium development goals.

The scheme has over the years not only distributed hampers.,  breakfast cereals and school lunch, but has also contributed to several schools with their maintenance.  It has also assisted with sponsoring to Phoenix child welfare and the Sahara shelter which is the home for abused woman.

The scheme relies solely on sponsorship from the community,  both in cash and kind.



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Christmas Day Lunch for the homeless 2019

A very big THANK YOU to all our generous donors, sponsors and volunteers who made the Christmas Day Lunch for the homeless Landsdowne community such a huge success and heartwarming experience!! 

We are overwhelmed by the generosity, kindness and enthusiasm that made this event possible. Donations of food and hygiene items flowed in and we raised over R20 000 in cash. With these donations, we were able to provide 120 community members with a warm delicious meal of macaroni & sauce, cooldrink, cupcakes & treats, and also gift each person with a goodie bag filled with hygiene items and non-perishable foods. We had 75 volunteers on the day who braved the rain and came out to spread the Christmas love!

This years event was particularly special as it may be the last Christmas for this community in their informal homes as they face to be forcibly removed by the city this month. The community has been devastated and we couldn’t think of a better way to spend Christmas than to give to those less fortunate during this difficult time. Over the years we have developed a good relationship with this community…their leader Michael always comments on how our volunteers interact with so much sincerity and love – so thank you all for being part of this!

The event was featured in The Argus and eNuus which highlighted the community’s upcoming displacement:

Photos by Alice Bensi:

Photos by Anneliese Le-Brenton:

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Lerato Feeding Scheme

Our 5th annual IAHV Project “Lerato Feeding Scheme” took place at the Lerato Educational Centre in Eikenhof, South of Johannesburg. Lerato Educational Centre s a non-government school for underprivileged children from the ages of 3 -10 years. The school was started by Sister Mary in 2001. There are a total of 22 teachers. The school depends on donations and veggies received and cook daily on the premises for 500 children.

A scrumptious meal for 500 children was prepared by Art of Living volunteers.

We started with a short meditation, thereafter lunch was served along with a fruit, juice and a chocolate to each child. It was heart-warming to see the smiles on the children’s faces.

Thank you to all the volunteers and sponsors for the donated items.

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2018 Christmas Lunch

We were overwhelmed by the generosity, kindness and enthusiasm that made our Christmas Lunch for the Landsdowne Homeless Community possible. With the huge amount of donations received we were able to provide everyone with a warm meal of macaroni & sauce, soft drink, cupcakes, biscuits, chips and a backpack filled with hygiene items. Additional items such as blankets and clothing were also donated.

Michael, the leader from the Lansdowne community said that he had not seen their community so happy before and that they were very touched by how beautifully the volunteers interacted with so much love towards them! We all feel very blessed to have been able to achieve this and being part of spreading the love and joy of Christmas.

Beautiful photographs of the event taken by our 2 photographers Cam Kellet and Warren Wilson.

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Disaster Relief: Cape Town Water Crisis

An update on the water donations for Cape Town, to date we have donated a total of 20000L to communities in need. Please continue to support where possible.

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Obs Pasta Kitchen

Our new venue at St Michael’s this evening was a major success. We filled the space with our guests and volunteers. Everyone had a place to sit, eat dinner and chat as a community.¬†

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