After the food is rescued from the Joburg Fresh Produce Market, it is brought to our “sharehouse” by our volunteer drivers and food rescuers. At the sharehouse our volunteers will sort the produce and then it is ready for collection.
Most of our kitchens will collect once a week from the sharehouse. They take the produce back to their kitchens and then prepare nutritious meals for their beneficiary organisations.
Some of our kitchens rely 100% on Chefs with Compassion produce to feed their communities. Others have access to other funding and other donations to assist them.
All that we require to become a Chefs with Compassion kitchen is your own transport to collect from our sharehouse, access to cooking a cooking facility and the desire to feed those most in need. Contact us if you would like to join our team of committed kitchens.
We received large donations of vegetables and utensils from Chefs with Compassion which are helping us maintain our homeless soup kitchen that feeds over 200 people daily and vulnerable children in informal settlements in Berea.
After my restaurant business shut down at the start of lockdown, I saw people struggling. They couldn’t get food to eat. I chose to make a difference and I started a soup kitchen to feed people, with help from my staff and family – and Chefs with Compassion.
I used to have a catering business before Covid. Now I am involved with Chefs with Compassion in serving my community by cooking food and also sharing it with other organisations for their communities. I feed 1,500 people each week.
We would like to thank the CWC team as they continuously provide rescued produce that has helped us feed hundreds of thousands of hungry people since the start of the lockdowns.
Hope of the Hopeless Centre would not be open if it was not for CWC, which came and rescued us in the pandemic.
CWC gives Army of Yahweh the opportunity to help other soup kitchens for children and old age homes and vulnerable people in informal settlements in different areas.