Kwa Dukuza

Hunger sucks the life out of children.

You can see it in their eyes. They’re hollow. They don’t sparkle anymore. You can see it in their bodies: a starving 5 year-old girl the size of a healthy 2-year-old.

You can’t see what’s happening in their brains. By the time a malnourished child turns 5 they’ll never catch up. Their brain development has permanently been stunted. The same is true for their bodies.

What does all this mean? We have to help them early. Their very futures hang in the balance.

 

OUR VISION

Create a world where no child goes to bed hungry.

OUR MISSION

To create a hunger free nation and serve an excess of 300 000 plates per year. At our 4 big feeds we serve 27 000 meals on one day. (27 000 x 4)

About food for life

Food for life Stanger is a non-profit organisation which serves 4000 plates of meals every week and has 4 big feeds for the year were we cook and distribute 27 000 plates of meals to the underprivileged members of our community. At our major cooking over 500 volunteers gather and prepare 108 pots of meals that are distributed in 27 different areas.

 

Chairman: Babu Sampath

Members of Food For Life

Tresha Anmol , Suhana Jabraj, Sunitha Shiopersad , Nishana Sampath, Sushiela Pillay, Premilla Rampursadh , Charmaine Reddy , Yajna Sampath, Buds Angamuthoo

Big Feed Team: Eric Mahlobo, Scelo Mnguni, Jabulaani Khumalo, Nhlanhla Sithole , Raj Budram

Big Feed Assistants: Mala Pillay, Natasha Budram, Vitara Shoipersad, Shayur Shiopersad, Melita Kistnasamy , Bianca Mahomed, Nirvana Jairaj, Shravan Rajcoomar , Thara uithiraj, Aditi Rajcoomar

Technical Team: Jugdesh Asik, Kritesh Singh, Patrick Reddy, Prashen Singh, Vinod Shiopersad, Dasrath Harilall

Secretary: Shanel Ramparsat

Organiser big feed: Shanel Ramparsat

Distributors

  • Sham Pillay – Etete
  • Veronica Mzimela – Mandeni
  • Tete Kashigu – Glenhills
  • Brandon Pillay – Zamani
  • Sbu Yingwana– Lindalani
  • Naveen Sewpursad – Indian village
  • Kenneth Mthunzi – Ntshweni
  • Veli lutuli –Glenhills
  • Moosa Motala– Tugela
  • Simon Kwesaba– Shakaville
  • Jaya Shanmugam – Gledhow
  • Lynette Reddy – Doringkop

Weekly cooks – Nishana & Babu Sampath

Weekly cook assistance – Thandeka Shezi , Pinky Shabalala, Getrout Matheniwa, Londiwe Shezi , Shanel Ramparsat and volunteers

MONTHLY INGREDIENTS

Rice

Oil

Margarine

Salt

Mix veg

Spice (medium red masala, tumeric, ground biryani spice)

Potatoes

TOTAL AMOUNT OF INGREDIENTS USED FOR A YEAR

RICE – 16 000 KG

OIL – 1600 LT

MARGARINE – 800KG

MIX VEG – 4800 KG

SPICE – medium red masala – 300 kg

Tumeric – 150 kg

Ground biryani spice – 150 kg

 

TOTAL AMOUNT OF INGREDIENTS USED FOR BIG FEED

RICE- 108 X 10KG =1080KG

OIL – 54 X 5LT = 270LT

MARGARINE – 108 X 500G =54KG

SALT-22 X 5KG = 110KG

BREYANI SPICE – 22 X 1KG = 22KG

MASALA – 54 X 1KG = 54KG

TUMERIC – 22 X 1KG = 22KG

MIX VEG – 108 X 3KG =324KG

COST FOR BIG FEED

 

ITEM QUANTITY PRICE TOTAL
INGREDIENTS  
RICE 108 X 10KG =1080KG R9180  
SOYA CHUNKS 108 X 1KG =108KG R3024  
SUGAR BEANS 108 X 3KG =324KG R8100  
OIL 54 X 5LT = 270LT R4590  
MARGARINE 108 X 500G =54KG R2268 R27162
SPICES  
SALT 22 X 5KG = 110KG R858  
BREYANI SPICE 22 X 1KG = 22KG R1296  
MASALA 54 X 1KG = 54KG R2862  
TUMERIC 22 X 1KG = 22KG R1210 R6226
VEGETABLES  
POTATOES 108 x 10KG =1080KG R4860  
CABBAGES 34 BAGS R1530  
CARROTS 108 X 3KG = 324KG R2430  
DHANIA 108 BUNCHES R540  
MINT 108 BUNCHES R540  
THYME 108 BUNCHES R540  
TOMATOES 108 X 2KG = 216KG R1620  
MIX VEG 108 X 3KG =324KG R6804  
CURRY LEAVES 108 BUNCHES R540 R19404
PACKAGING  
PLATES 27 X 1000 = 27 000 R8100  
PLASTIC SPOONS 27 X 1000 = 27 000 R8100  
CURRY SPOONS, DISHES AND MATCHES   R5440  
BOXES/TAPE/SHRINKWRAP   R960 R22600
LABOUR  
HIRING OF DRIVERS   R1050  
LABOUR   R5280  
CASUAL LABOUR   R12254 R18584
MISCELLANEOUS  
FUEL   R5280  
REFUSE   R960  
Wood/BIG BAGS   R1920  
HIRING OF POTS/SECURITY   R10560  
HIRING OF MARQUEE   R2750  
CLEANING LIQUID 14 x 5LT = 70LT R420  
ADVERTISING/STATIONERY   R12100  
WATER   R3717  
GAS   R1000  
ELECTRICITY   R1116  
  R39823
CONTINGENCY     R1201
GRAND TOTAL     R135000

 

 

2017 BIG FEED DATES:

1 APRIL

3 JUNE

18 JULY

23 SEPTEMBER

 

YEARLY BUDGET

DATE NUMBER OF CHILDREN TO FEED NUMBER OF POTS NAME OF FEEDING COST
1 APRIL 27000 108 Easter – Rise To The Occasion R135000.00
03 JUNE 27000 108 Fasting For Humanity R135000.00
18 JULY 27000 108 Mandela day R135000.00
23 SEPTEMBER 27000 108 Day of Light Over Darkness R135000.00
JANUARY TO DECEMBER 200000 (R750)

800

Weekly Cooking (4000 plates per week) R600000.00
  Total Cost For 2017 R1140000.00

 

 

This excludes any other special feeding on request, which may come up depending on sponsorships. Our weekly cooking may increase, relying totally on your support.

 

 

July 2017

FoodForLife : August 25, 2017 6:51 pm : Stanger

Date: 07.07.17
Number of plates: 2000
Distributors and areas feed:
Niel – 2000 plates , shakaville school

Date: 12.07.17
Number of plates: 2000
Distributors and areas feed:
Bhavna – 500 plates, new Gelderland
Brandon – 1000 plates, zamani
Sbu – 500 plates, shakaville

Date: 13.07.17
Number of plates: 2000
Distributors and areas feed:
Sham – 1000 plates, etete
Jaya – 500 plates, gledhow
Mthunzi – 500 plates, ntsheweni

Date: 20.07.17
Number of plates: 2000
Distributors and areas feed:
Sham – 1000 plates, etete
Sbu – 500 plates, shakaville
Jaya – 500 plates, gledhow

Date:25.07.17
Number of plates: 2000
Distributors and areas feed:
Busie – 500 plates, doringkop
Vincent – 500 plates, Melville
Brandon – 1000 plates, zamani

Date: 26.07.17
Number of plates: 2000
Distributors and areas feed:
Sham – 1000 plates, etete
Sbu – 500 plates, shakaville
Mthunzi – 500 plates, ntshweni

Date: 28.07.17
Number of plates: 2000
Distributors and areas feed:
Phiwe – 500 plates, Stanger hospital

Date: 29.07.17
Number of plates: 2000
Distributors and areas feed:
Jaya – 500 plates, gledhow
Bhavna – 500 plates, new Gelderland
Brandon – 1000 plates, zamani

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June 2017

FoodForLife : July 6, 2017 4:16 pm : Stanger

Date: 09.06.17
Number of plates: 2000
Distributors and areas feed:
Vincent – 500 plates, Melville
Brandon – 1000 plates, zamani
Bhavna – 500 plates, new Gelderland

Date: 13.06.17
Number of plates: 2000
Distributors and areas feed:
Simon – 500 plates, shakaville
Sham – 1000 plates, etete
Sbu – 500 plates, shakaville

Date: 10.05.17
Number of plates: 2000
Distributors and areas feed:
Brandon – 1000 plates, zamani
Jaya – 500 plates, gledhow
Mthunzi – 500 plates, ntsheweni

Date: 22.06.17
Number of plates: 2000
Distributors and areas feed:
Sham – 1000 plates, etete
Sbu – 500 plates, shakaville
Frieda – 500 plates, shakas head

Date:23.06.17
Number of plates: 2000
Distributors and areas feed:
Jaya – 500 plates, gledhow
Dudu – 500 plates, groutville
Moosa – 1000 plates, tugela

Date: 24.06.17
Number of plates: 2000
Distributors and areas feed:
Brandon – 500 plates, zamani
Vincent – 500 plates, Melville
Bhavna – 500 plates, new Gelderland
Thandeka – 500 plates , shakaville

Date: 28.06.17
Number of plates: 2000
Distributors and areas feed:
Sham – 1000 plates, etete
Sbu – 1000 plates, shakaville

Date: 29.06.17
Number of plates: 2000
Distributors and areas feed:
Jaya – 500 plates, gledhow
Mandy – 500 plates, thembeni
Brandon – 1000 plates, zamani

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May 2017

FoodForLife : June 22, 2017 6:39 pm : Stanger

Date: 04.05.17
Number of plates: 2000
Distributors and areas feed:
Vincent – 500 plates, Melville
Brandon – 1000 plates, zamani
Bhavna – 500 plates, new Gelderland

Date: 9.05.17
Number of plates: 2000
Distributors and areas feed:
Mandy – 500 plates, thembeni
Sham – 1000 plates, etete
Jaya – 750 plates, gledhow

Date: 10.05.17
Number of plates: 2000
Distributors and areas feed:
Brandon – 1000 plates, zamani
Dudu – 500 plates, etete
Sbu – 500 plates, shakaville

Date: 16.05.17
Number of plates: 2000
Distributors and areas feed:
Sham – 1000 plates, etete
Mandy – 250 plates, thembeni
Brandon – 750 plates, zamani
Date: 18.05.17
Number of plates: 2000
Distributors and areas feed:
Vincent – 500 plates, Melville
Sbu – 750 plates, shakaville
Busie – 750 plates, doringkop

Date: 25.05.17
Number of plates: 2000
Distributors and areas feed:
Sham – 1000 plates, etete
Mandy – 500 plates, thembeni
Sbu – 500 plates, shakaville
Date: 26.05.17
Number of plates: 2000
Distributors and areas feed:
Mthunzi – 1000 plates, ntshweni
Vincent – 500 plates, glenhills
Sbu – 500 plates, shakaville

Date: 30.05.17
Number of plates: 2000
Distributors and areas feed:
Vincent – 500 plates, Melville
Sbu – 500 plates, shakaville
Veronica – 1000 plates, Mandeni

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April 2017 Distribution Stats

FoodForLife : May 7, 2017 2:53 pm : Stanger

Date: 07.04.17
Number of plates: 2000
Distributors and areas feed:
Veronica – 1000 plates, Mandeni
Brandon – 1000 plates, zamani
Date: 10.04.17
Number of plates: 2000

Distributors and areas feed:
Mthunzi – 500 plates, ntshweni
Sham – 1000 plates, etete
Thandeka – 500 plates, shakaville
Date: 11.04.17
Number of plates: 2000

Distributors and areas feed:
Brandon – 1000 plates, zamani
Veli – 500 plates, glenhills
Vincent – 500 plates, ntshweni
Date: 19.04.17
Number of plates: 2000

Distributors and areas feed:
Sham – 1000 plates, etete
Jaya – 500 plates, gledhow
Vincent – 500 plates, Melville
Date: 21.04.17
Number of plates: 2000

Distributors and areas feed:
Niel – 1750 plates, hlomendini
Sbu – 250 plates, shakaville

Date: 24.04.17
Number of plates: 2000

Distributors and areas feed:
Sham – 1000 plates, etete
Brandon – 1000 plates, zamani
Date: 25.04.17
Number of plates: 2000

Distributors and areas feed:
Moosa – 750 plates, tugela
Tete – 500 plates, glenhills
Jaya – 750 plates, gledhow

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RISE TO THE OCCASION – 1 APRIL 2017

FoodForLife : May 7, 2017 2:47 pm : Stanger

JOINING FOOD FOR LIFE IN NOVEMBER 2016 MADE ME FEEL SO BLESSED. I LIVE IN GLEDHOW WARD 15 AND WORK CLOSELY WITH THE COMMUNITY IN GLEDHOW SOUTH VILLAGE AND KUKUWENI AREA. IN THESES AREAS LIVE MANY POOR, SICK AND UNEMPLOYED PEOPLE. THE CHILDREN IN THESE 2 AREAS ARE AFFECTED BY POVERTY. EVERY WEEK I COLLECT 2 OR 3 TUBS OF DELICIOUS BRIYANI AND SERVE TO THE COMMUNITY. WHEN THEY SEE MY SILVER GETS COMING TO THEIR AREA, YOU COULD HEAR SOMEONE MAKING AN ANNOUNCEMENT CALLING FOR CHILDREN AND ADULTS TO COME COLLECT THEIR DELICIOUS MEAL WITH A HUGE SMILE ON THEIR FACES. THEY WOULD GREET YOU WITH GREAT RESPECT FROM THEIR PURE HEARTS AND SAY THE MAGIC WORDS LIKE “THANK YOU” , “GOD BLESS YOU” , “THANK YOU FOR COMING TODAY”. CHILDREN AND ADULTS WOULD COME WITH THEIR 2 LITRE CONTAINERS OR SMALL LUNCH BOXES TO COLLECT THEIR MEALS. WITHIN 1 HOUR I AM DONE SERVING AND LEAVE, YOU COULD HEAR THE CHILDREN SCREAMING “COME BACK AGAIN” OR “THE BRIYANI WAS DELICIOUS”. I WOULD STOP MY CAR AND GIVE THEM MY WORD THAT I WILL COME BACK AGAIN.

IN 2016 MY WIFE AND I TOGETHER WITH 2 VOLUNTEERS STARTED COOKING AT ALL BIG FEED EVENTS. WE COOKED AN AVERAGE OF 4 TO 6 POTS OF BRIYANI. WE ALL REALLY ENJOYED COOKING AS WELL AS BEING APART OF THIS EVENT. OUR BIGGEST FEEDS WERE DONE IN GLEDHOW PRIMARY SCHOOL, 680 SCHOLARS TO 880 STUDENTS AT UMFOLOZI COLLEGE IN MANDENI. THEY WISHED US WELL AND THANKED FOOD FOR LIFE FOR THE DELICIOUS MEALS. IN 2017 MY WIFE GOT SICK AND IS STILL RECOVERING. SHE COULD NOT JOIN US ON THE 1ST APRIL FOR THE FIRST BIG FEED FOR THE YEAR. I APPROACHED MY FAMILY AND 2 OF THE FEMALES JOINED US TO PREPARE MEALS. I BRIEFED THEM ABOUT THE BIG FEED TWO DAYS EARLIER. THEY WERE EXCITED TO ATTEND AS I SHOWED THEM PICTURES OF THE PREVIOUS BIG FEED.

ON THE 1ST APRIL WE ALL GOT UP EARLY AND 2 YOUNG 14 YEAR OLD BOYS JOINED US TO ASSIST. WE ARRIVED AT 06:30 AM AT THE COOKING SITE AND WAS SURPRISED TO SEE SO MANY PEOPLE. FIRES BURNED BRIGHTLY AS THE PEOPLE PREPARED TO COOK. WE RECEIVED OUR STOCK TO COOK 4 POTS OF BREYANI AND PROCEEDED TO THE COOKING SITE AND BEGAN PREPARING. THE BOYS WERE TASKED TO BRING IN WATER WHENEVER WE NEEDED. THEY ALSO SET UP THE WOODS, LIT THE FIRE AND ENSURED THE FIRE WAS BURNING WELL. THE POTS WERE PLACED ON A TRI POT STAND AND MY COUSINS BEGAN COOKING. THEY FOLLOWED THE COOKING METHOD WHICH WAS GIVEN AND HAD NO PROBLEMS.

MY TEAM ENJOYED THE MUSIC WHILE COOKING, AS FOR ME I LOVED THE MUSIC. MANY OF MY FAVOURITE GOLDEN OLDIES WERE PLAYED AND I COULD SEE OTHER TEAMS ALSO ENJOYING THE MUSIC. THE M.C DID A FANTASTIC JOB UPDATING AND MAKING ANNOUNCEMENTS REGULARLY. AROUND 09:30 AM ALL 4 POTS OF BRIYANI WERE COOKED, WE THEN WENT TO HAVE BREAKFAST IN A WHITE MARQUEE ABOVE THE COOKING SITE. A HUGE VARIETY OF FOOD WAS PREPARED WITH A VARIETY OF FRUIT, TEA, COFFEE AND WELL AS COOL DRINK TO WASH DOWN. WE ALL ENJOYED THE BREAKFAST AND WENT TO COLLECT OUR 4 TUBS OF BRIYANI FOR DISTRIBUTION. I TOOK ONE OF THE BOYS WITH ME TO ASSIST WITH DISTRIBUTION IN OUR AREA. WITHIN 1 HOUR THE 4 TUBS OF BRIYANI WAS FINISHED. ADULTS AND CHILDREN WILL BLESS US AND THE MAGIC WORD THANK YOU COMES FROM THEIR HEART.

I INSTANTLY BECOME A MESSENGER AND BRING BACK THESE KIND WORDS TO THE FOOD FOR LIFE TEAM. TO ALL VOLUNTEERS, COOKS AS WELL AS SPONSORS “GOD BLESS”

WRITTEN BY JAYA SHANMAGUM

 

 

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