SUPPORT THE HIPPO ROAD KITCHEN
A lusciously green, undulating piece of land located in the peaceful surburb of Newlands East, is set to become a vibrant feeding zone and shelter for the hungry and destitute. It is envisioned that this tranquil side road site with easy freeway access (10 minutes from Gateway and 10 minutes from Pavilion) will become a central food preparation and distribution zone for both the north and south coast of KwaZulu Natal. In striving to meet it’s mission and vision to alleviate hunger, Food for Life South Africa is in the process of developing a central kitchen to prepare for the distribution of about 20 000 plates of warmly prepared vegetarian food daily. This constitutes an increase of about 4 times the present feeding initiative to schools, informal settlements, rural areas, shelters and low income housing in KwaZulu Natal.
This can be considered the largest feeding kitchen initiative of pure vegatarian meals in KwaZulu Natal, which is set to consistently distribute freshly cooked food daily across the province. Starting in KwaZulu Natal, this project will be looking at developing such hunger free zones at strategic points throughout South Africa.
Project cost and Section 18A status
The estimated cost of this project is R2 million and every endeavour is being made to facilitate the completion of this project in the next 12 months. Food for life has been awarded Section 18a status and business corporates are encouraged to donate towards this project which has direct tax rebate implications.
The building size is close to 1000 square meters with a kitchen of 150 square meters, a cold room of 100square meters and a warehouse of 100 square meters. Adjacent to this is a community hall of 350square meters which will also be used for the following functions:
• health screening
• care for the needy,
• counselling centre for victims of abuse and trauma.