This week, Food For Life Cape Town planned to visit Nyanga. However, due to inclement weather and storm warnings, we were advised to amend our plans. We nonetheless went ahead with food preparations and selected a place nearby where we could drop off the food. We decided to visit Leliebloem House in Crawford. We made arrangements with Charmaine du Plessis, one of the resident House Mothers. She welcomed us warmly, and continually expressed her heart-felt gratitude for our efforts, and made a plea for us to make Leliebloem a regular food drop-off point. The sumptuous food was cooked by Nilesh and Damodhar with much expertise. They also prepared a splendid sweet which was delectable!
Leliebloem House is a registered, non-profit Child and Youth Care Centre, founded in 1969. It serves as a home-away-from-home for 84 children from troubled families, who are removed from their primary care-givers for specialist intervention. The children come from high-risk environments where very poor and negative socio-economic conditions prevail. Leliebloem has numerous programs that are well implemented and are looked to as “best practice models”.
We certainly will consider making Leliebloem House a regular serve out point in the future