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FREE COMMUNITY EYE CLINIC – 3rd MARCH 2018

FoodForLife : March 7, 2018 7:21 pm : capetown, Uncategorized

On Saturday 3rd March 2018, Food for Life Cape Town successfully hosted our 3rd free community eye clinic.

This was in conjunction with VisionSpring, Essilor, HWPL, IPYG and Tafelsig Secondary.  Leon Smith helped recruit most of the 60 volunteers, who bravely gave up their Saturday morning to come attend training, which started at 7am!  Ruschda O’ Shea, Principal at Tafelsig Secondary, put word out and expertly managed the venue and all the logistics.

Locals started filling the waiting area from 7am, and by 9am the place was abuzz.   Rus from Essilor gave the training, and once this was done, the eye clinic got underway.  Once we started, we didn’t stop until the last of the members of public had been helped, which was just after 3pm.  In total, approximately 400 people were tested, with just over 300 of them receiving quality eye glasses (at a cost of only R30 each).  Employees from Essilor were on hand all day to dispense advice.

Meanwhile, back at the Food for Life kitchen, HEAD CHEF NILOO cooked up the delicious 2,000 plates of food, some of which was delivered to the eye clinic mid-day. BIG thanks to our lovely family of volunteers who served, all those involved with the eye testing, and many other unnamed souls who made the day so special:

Professor Shaugnessy from Northeastern University, Boston, USA

Ruschda O’ Shea, Aunty Fatima, Venecia and the Tafelsig Secondary SGB and staff

David, Sizwe, Celiah and HWPL

Chipo and amazing IPYG (International Peace Youth Group) volunteers

Essilor: Rus, Vash, Ismail, Maggie, Abdul

Leon and Vanessa Smith

Stemray Lesch, Sharmoney Wilson, Roschele Wilson

Sudesh Ranjit, Kavita Ranjit, Aarti Ranjit and friend, Warren Geldenhuys

Reggie, Christian, Danielle

Sveta Deva, Nilesh Luckhoo, Devaki Luckhoo Gihwala, Druti Jeram, Pravika Singh (who stayed until after 3pm to test some late-comer patients – THANKS P J)

We also sent food to Night Haven Shelters, Elsies River (distributed by Bae, Gerard and Jep) and Eastridge (distributed by Jacky Bekker and hubby).

If you’d like to be part of our family, please don’t hesitate to join us. Please also get in touch with us if you’d like to get involved at management level – we meet once a fortnight to discuss strategy and logistics. Also, we need help with media, publicity, marketing, fundraising, etc. We currently require another van, new food crates, help with social media, a new kitchen site and equipment, someone to cook for us during the week….so there are MANY ways in which you could assist.

So, another great serve-out. Until next week… take care and lotsa love…

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FOOD FOR LIFE CAPE TOWN TO HOST 3rd EYE CLINIC

FoodForLife : February 18, 2018 11:09 am : capetown, Uncategorized
Food for Life Cape Town is committed to uplifting AND empowering our communities….not just by distributing hot, nutritious meals for free to those in need. Last year we held a free eye clinic in partnership with VisionSpring (Global NGO) and Northeastern University (Boston, USA). 
 
On Saturday the 3rd March 2018, at Tafelsig High’s school hall in Mitchells Plain, we will again be offering free eye-tests to adults over the age of 35. Members of public with specific eye disorders (presbyopia, similar to far-sightedness) will be able to purchase a pair of subsidised, high-quality eyeglasses for a nominal cost of only R30. The test is free, and Food for Life will also serve a free, hot, delicious meal to those present around lunch time. 
 
We also require 60 volunteers to conduct the basic eye tests using charts. The volunteers would need to be available for training in Mitchells Plain (either Saturday morning 24th March or Saturday morning 3rd March, before the eye clinic begins) for approximately 3 hours (time to be finalised in due course), and on the day of the eye clinic, Saturday 3rd March from about 8-4pm. We will also provide a delicious lunch and snacks for volunteers on the day of the eye clinic. Please kindly contact us via e-mail (foodforlifecapetown@gmail.com) to assist – we promise this will be a fun and wholesome, enriching experience. 
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9 December 2017

FoodForLife : December 15, 2017 10:35 am : capetown, Uncategorized

Greetings to all our wonderful supporters!

This weekend, on 9th December, Food for Life Cape Town visited Overcome Heights. Our head chef Nilesh cooked 2000 plates of delicious food.

Jerome, Joslyn, Ryan, Chris, Gavin and Lea were our enthusiastic volunteers.

We also sent food to Night Haven shelters and Tafelsig, which was distributed by  Derrick and friends.

We are ALWAYS looking for more volunteers, and people to help us in many different capacities, including:

– Media

– Publicity

– Marketing

– Fund Raising

We have fortnightly meetings to discuss logistics and strategy, so if you’re looking for some experience, or if you’d like to offer some insight into helping us expand, please send us a message.

Some other ways that you could assist:

– Sourcing a new van

– Sourcing new food crates

– A dedicated, interactive website

– A new kitchen site and additional equipment – gas, vegetables, consumables, etc

– Volunteers to cook during the week

AND SO MUCH  MORE!

If this sounds like something you could get involved with, please don’t hesitate to get in touch with us, so we can empower and uplift our surrounding communities.

Until our next update, have a great week!

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21st October 2017

FoodForLife : October 28, 2017 11:03 am : capetown, Uncategorized

On Saturday 21st October 2017, Food for Life Cape Town visited our friends in Overcome Heights.

The AWESOME SVEETOO cooked the delicious 2,000 plates of food. BIG thanks to our lovely family of volunteers and community co-ordinators:  Mymoena, Aunty Charmaine, Sudesh and Warren.

We also sent food to Night Haven shelters, Uitsig (distributed by Leon and Vanessa) and Elsies River (distributed by Angelo and Tessa).

If you’d like to be part of our family, please don’t hesitate to join us. Please also get in touch with us if you’d like to get involved at management level – we meet once a fortnight to discuss strategy and logistics. Also, we need help with media, publicity, marketing, fundraising, etc. We currently require another van, new food crates, a dedicated, interactive website, a new kitchen site and equipment, someone to cook for us during the week….so there are MANY ways in which you could assist.

So, another great serve-out. Until next week… take care and lotsa love…

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7th OCTOBER 2017

FoodForLife : October 13, 2017 3:11 pm : capetown

On Saturday 7th September 2017, Food for Life Cape Town visited our friends in ….well, there was no visit from us.

THE AWESOME SVEETOO cooked the delicious 2,000 plates of food.

We also sent food to Night Haven shelters, New Horizons (distributed by Vanessa, Raatiqah and Leon) and Tafelsig (distributed by Derrick, Vanessa, Lynette, Carmen, Jonathan, Gershwin and Anthea).

If you’d like to be part of our family, please don’t hesitate to join us. Please also get in touch with us if you’d like to get involved at management level – we meet once a fortnight to discuss strategy and logistics. Also, we need help with media, publicity, marketing, fundraising, etc. We currently require another van, new food crates, a dedicated, interactive website, a new kitchen site and equipment, someone to cook for us during the week….so there are MANY ways in which you could assist.

So, another great serve-out. Until next week… take care and lotsa love….

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