Food kitchen reopens, reviving hope for the hungry

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Unfortunately, as a result of the coronavirus pandemic, the dire needs of the community became even greater.
Children stand in line waiting for their turn to be served a warm plate of food.

Themba Mkhize, pastor of Ethembeni Church in KwaNzimakwe, has followed in his late father’s footsteps in helping the most needy in his area.

Many households in the community are headed by a grandmother, left to look after her grandchildren.

This is due to biological parents having died or relocating to seek work.

But many are hungry and so Ps Mkhize is doing what he can to combat hunger in the community.

“My father was a visionary, someone who spoke his mind. He had a vision of a place where vulnerable children would be fed, a place where people gather for physical and spiritual needs. I completed my matric in 1997, and in 2000 my father built a small church. Sadly, he died 2002,” he explained.

In 2017, a food kitchen was started by Irish husband and wife team.

Together with Ps Mkhize, they built a community centre, including a kitchen and dining room, all to help feed some 150 children, five days a week.

In 2019 the couple moved back to Ireland.

Unfortunately, as a result of the coronavirus pandemic, the dire needs of the community became even greater.
In response, various local businessmen came to the fore.

Donations came from Uvongo Spar (vegetables), Bargain Express (gas for cooking) and Baobab Galerie.

It resulted in the resumption of the feeding scheme and the daily stream of hungry children were able to find sustenance again.

“We are reaching out for any assistance people can offer. We are also in the process of developing community gardens that we hope will add to the sustainability of the project,” said Ps Mkhize.

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