Chefs with Compassion, a non-profit organisation that represents the collaborative efforts of five founding organisations and over 30 kitchen hubs, has reached a significant milestone. The organisation has announced that they have served their 5 millionth meal to food vulnerable communities in South Africa.
Chefs with Compassion appeals to the public and corporates to help continue its remarkable work. Without additional funding, Chefs with Compassion will no longer be able to continue providing rescued food to over 30 beneficiary organisations.
Some of us are lucky enough to have a guaranteed plate of food everyday. Yet for millions of people in South Africa, the basic human right of sustainable nourishment is a struggle and hunger is a part of daily life. At Syspro, our social responsibility initiative, UPlift, aims to make a sustainable and meaningful impact in the lives of the underprivileged communities around South Africa.
Over 280 participants in nine provinces and countless cities have proven the power of collective action, successfully smashing the target of #67000litres of soup set by food rescue organisation Chefs with Compassion.
Today is World Hunger Day. Today we think of all those across the globe who will go to bed hungry. Today we think of all those in our country who struggle with food security. Today we think of how we can all help those who are hungry. Contact us if you have ideas of how to help the hungry.
There is so much more to food rescue than meets the eye. Thanks to Daily Maverick for the insights into this world, as told through our rescue partner, Nosh Food Rescue NPC. Huge thanks to our waste warrior Hanneke van Linge for the work done by Nosh on the front lines of the battle against #foodwaste.
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.