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.

 

 

September 2016

FoodForLife : October 9, 2016 6:54 pm : Stanger, Uncategorized

Date: 08/09/16
Number of plates: 2000
Cooks: babu
Cooks assistants: silindile

Distributors and areas feed:
Brandon – 1000 plates , zamani
Moosa – 1000 plates , tugela
Date: 13/09/16
Number of plates: 2000
Cooks: babu
Cooks assistants: zanele

Distributors and areas feed:
Sham – 1000 plates , etete
Revel – 1000 plates , Glendale
Date: 21/09/16
Number of plates: 2000
Cooks: babu
Cooks assistants: zanele

Distributors and areas feed:
Veronica – 1000 plates , ntshweni
Sham – 1000 plates , etete
Date: 17/09/16
Number of plates: 2000
Cooks: babu
Cooks assistants: zanele

Distributors and areas feed:
Jaya – 500 plates , gledhow
Sanesh – 500 plates , tugela
Vincent – 500 plates , shakaville
Pastor mkhize – 500 plates , etete township
Date: 23/09/16
Number of plates: 2000
Cooks: babu
Cooks assistants: zanele

Distributors and areas feed:
Andile – 500 plates , mpumulo
Neetu – 500 plates , shakaville school
Brandon – 500 plates , zamani
Moosa – 500 plates , tugela
Date: 27/09/16
Number of plates: 2000
Cooks: babu
Cooks assistants: zanele

Distributors and areas feed:
Veronica – 1000 plates , ntshweni
Sham – 1000 plates , etete
Date: 06/09/16
Number of plates: 2000
Cooks: babu
Cooks assistants: silindile

Distributors and areas feed:
Sham – 1000 plates , etete
Veronica – 1000 plates , ntshweni
Date: 30/09/16
Number of plates: 2000
Cooks: babu
Cooks assistants: zanele

Distributors and areas feed:
Jaya – 500 plates , gledhow
Mthunzi – 500 plates , ntshweni
Brandon – 1000 plates , zamani

Date: 07/09/16
Number of plates: 2000
Cooks: babu
Cooks assistants: silindile

Distributors and areas feed:
Jaya – 500 plates , gledhow
Tete – 1000 plates , glenhills
Moosa – 500 plates , Glendale

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August 2016

FoodForLife : October 9, 2016 6:53 pm : Stanger

Date: 11/08/16
Number of plates: 2000
Cooks: babu
Cooks assistants: nomsa

Distributors and areas feed:
Sanesh – 1000 plates , tugela
Starfun – 1000 plates , industrial area

Date: 05/08/16
Number of plates: 2000
Cooks: babu
Cooks assistants: nomsa

Distributors and areas feed:
Brandon – 1000 plates , zamani
Veronica – 1000 plates, ntshweni

Date: 04/08/16
Number of plates: 2000
Cooks: babu
Cooks assistants: nomsa

Distributors and areas feed:
Kishore – 500 plates, glenhills
Sham – 1000 plates, etete
Moosa – 500 plates, tugela

Date: 31/08/16
Number of plates: 2000
Cooks: babu
Cooks assistants: silindile

Distributors and areas feed:
Revel – 1000 plates , glendale
Sham – 1000 plates , etete

Date: 30/08/16
Number of plates: 2000
Cooks: babu
Cooks assistants: silindile

Distributors and areas feed:
Veli – 500 plates , uthando association
Veronica – 1000 plates , ntshweni
Pastor mkhize – 500 plates , shakaville

Date: 27/08/16
Number of plates: 2000
Cooks: babu
Cooks assistants: nomsa

Distributors and areas feed:
Brandon – 1000 plates , zamani
Moosa – 1000 plates , tugela
Date: 25/08/16
Number of plates: 2000
Cooks: babu
Cooks assistants: nomsa

Distributors and areas feed:
Sham – 1000 plates , etete
Sibaya – 500 plates , industrial area
Kishore – 500 plates , glenhills

Date: 23/08/16
Number of plates: 2000
Cooks: nishana
Cooks assistants: nomsa

Distributors and areas feed:
Thandi – 250 plates , industrial area
Vincent – 750 plates , shakaville
Veronica – 1000 plates , ntshweni

Date: 19/08/16
Number of plates: 2000
Cooks: babu
Cooks assistants: nomsa

Distributors and areas feed:
Sham – 1000 plates , etete
Brandon – 1000 plates , zamani

Date: 18/08/16
Number of plates: 2000
Cooks: babu
Cooks assistants: nomsa

Distributors and areas feed:
Thusi – 500 plates , lindelani
Sanesh – 1000 plates , glendale
Pastor mkhize – 500 plates , groutville

Date: 12/08/16
Number of plates: 2000
Cooks: babu
Cooks assistants: nomsa

Distributors and areas feed:
Sham – 1000 plates , etete
Jaya – 500 plates , gledhow
Vincent – 500 plates , ntshweni

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July 2016

FoodForLife : October 9, 2016 6:37 pm : Stanger

“OFCOURSE THE TASK WILL NOT BE EASY.BUT NOT TO DO THIS WOULD BE A CRIME AGAINST HUMANITY; AGAINST WHICH I ASK ALL HUMANITY NOW TO RISE UP” –NELSON MANDELA

COOKING MIGHT SEEM LIKE QUIET AN ENOURMOUS TASK, BUT NOT FOR THE FOOD FOR LIFE KWADUKUZA TEAM.

ON MANDELA DAY THE 18 JULY 2016, VOLUNTEERS FROM ALL AROUND THE COMMUNITY GATHERED FROM AS EARLY AS 05:00 AM TO PAY TRIBUTE TO OUR COUNTRIES GREATEST LEADER.

PLANNING FOR THIS DAY HAD BEGAN MANY MONTHS AGO WHICH LED TO A GREAT DAY INDEED. YES, THIS IS A HUGE TASK BUT WHAT BETTER WAY TO SPEND OUR TIME THAN TO SUPPORT THE UNDERPRIVILEDGE CHILDREN IN OUR COMMUNITY.

OUR VOLUNTEERS SET ALIGHT 108 POTS OF BREYANI AND BEGAN PREPARING MEALS WHICH FED 27 000 UNDERPRIVILEDGED CHILDREN IN OUR COMMUNITY.OUR TEAM GOT INTO ACTION ON SUNDAY MORNING ( 17/07/16 ) AS WE ADDED THE FINISHING TOUCHES IN VARIOUS DEPARTMENTS.

WITH THE SHOWERS OF BLESSING THAT WE RECEIVED THROUGHOUT SUNDAY. WE ALL GATHERED ON MONDAY MORNING NOT SURE WHAT WEATHER TO EXPECT AND TO OUR SURPRISE THE BLISFUL SUN HAD SHONE AND WE ALL WERE SO DELIGHTED TO EXPERIENCE SUCH GREAT WEATHER.

BY 05:15 OUR COOKS ARRIVED WITH THEIR TEAMS , UPON THEIR ARRIVAL THEY FIRST HAD TO REPORT TO OUR TEAM WERE INGREDIENTS AND POT NUMBERS WERE GIVEN.THEY THEN PROCEEDED TO OUR VENUE WHERE THE COOKING WAS BEING HELD , ON THEIR WAY THEY MET MEMBERS OF OUR STAFF WHO DIRECTED THEM TO THEIR POTS AND WISHED THEM WELL.

A MARQUEE WAS SET UP ON THE LEFT BANK WHERE REGULAR ANNOUNCEMENTS WERE BEING MADE. WE HAD MUSIC BEING PLAYED THROUGHTOUT THE EVENT WHICH KEPT OUR COOKS & VOLUNTEERS ON THEIR FEET. AROUND 6:45AM A SPECIAL PRAYER WAS TOLD AS EVERYBODY OBSERVED A MOMENT OF SILENCE. AN INFORMATION TENT WAS ALSO SET UP AS MEMBERS OF OUR STAFF SOLD T-SHIRTS, CAPS & DONATIONS WERE COLLECTED.

EVERYONE PRESENT WERE VERY CHEERFUL AND ENJOYED EVERY BIT OF THE DAY & SO WE WERE TOLD. WE HAD MANY COOKS THAT WERE ATTENDING FOR THE FIRST TIME AND THEY WERE HAPPILY ASSISTED BY OTHERS. BY 08:00 ALL OUR POTS WERE ALLOCATED FOR WITHOUT ANY HASSLE. WE WERE SO GRATEFUL THAT ALL OUR COOKS HAD PITCHED UP ON TIME.

MANY OF OUR POTS WERE COOKED BY 7:45AM. ONCE THE COOKING WAS COMPLETED OFFERING WAS MADE AT THE ALTER STAND. THE FOOD WAS THEN TRANSFERRED INTO PLASTICS TUBS, CLING WRAPPED AND SENT IN TROLLIES TO THE DISPATCH AREA.

ONCE COOKING WAS COMPLETED OUR COOKS THEN RECEIVED A BUFFET BREAKFAST. THE FOOD WAS THEN DISTRIBUTED IN 23 DIFFERENT AREAS & WE FED A TOTAL OF 27000 CHILDREN ON THIS DAY.

ALL THOSE WHO WERE PRESENT WERE SO GLAD TO BE APART OF OUR BIG FEED AND AGREED TO BE APART OF OUR NEXT ONE.

Date: 08/07/16
Number of plates: 2000
Cooks: babu
Cooks assistants: nomsa
Distributors and areas feed:
Brandon – 1000 plates , zamani
Thusi – 1000 plates , Melville
Food for life distribution
Date: 07/07/16
Number of plates: 2000
Cooks: babu
Cooks assistants: nomsa
Distributors and areas feed:
Sham – 1000 plates , etete
Go women – 250 plates , groutville
Kishore – 750 plates , glenhills
Food for life distribution
Date: 29/07/16
Number of plates: 2000
Cooks: babu
Cooks assistants: nomsa
Distributors and areas feed:
KDM – 500 ( WARD 15 )
VERONICA – 750 ( MELVILLE )
VINCENT – 750 ( GROUTVILLE )
Food for life distribution
Date: 27/07/16
Number of plates: 2000
Cooks: babu
Cooks assistants: nomsa
Distributors and areas feed:
ALICE – 500 ( SHAKASKRAAL )
VERONICA – 1000 ( THEMBENI )
KDM – 500 ( WARD 20)
Food for life distribution
Date: 26/07/16
Number of plates: 2000
Cooks: babu
Cooks assistants: nomsa
Distributors and areas feed:
MRS DLAMINI – 500 ( ETETE )
PASTOR MKHIZE – 500 ( GLEDHOW )
BABU – 1000 ( ZAMANI TOWNSHIP )
Food for life distribution
Date: 22/07/16
Number of plates: 2000
Cooks: pinky
Cooks assistants: nomsa
Distributors and areas feed:
Veronica – 1000 , ntshweni
Thusi – 1000 , Melville
Food for life distribution
Date: 20/07/16
Number of plates: 2000
Cooks: nomsa
Cooks assistants: shanel
Distributors and areas feed:
Sham – 1000 , etete
Thusi – 500 , Melville
Sanesh – 500 , tugela
Food for life distribution
Date: 16/07/16
Number of plates: 2000
Cooks: babu
Cooks assistants: nomsa
Distributors and areas feed:
Kishore – 500 , glenhills
Jaya – 500 , gledhow
Brandon – 1000 , zamani
Food for life distribution
Date: 12/07/16
Number of plates: 2000
Cooks: babu
Cooks assistants: nomsa
Distributors and areas feed:
Sanesh – 500 , tugela
Veronica – 1000 , ntshweni
Moosa – 500 , tugela
Food for life distribution
Date: 11/07/16
Number of plates: 2000
Cooks: babu
Cooks assistants: nomsa
Distributors and areas feed:
Veronica – 1000 plates , ntshweni
Moosa – 500 plates , tugela
Sanesh – 500 plates , tugela township

 

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June 2016

FoodForLife : July 8, 2016 4:37 pm : Stanger

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May 2016

FoodForLife : July 8, 2016 4:34 pm : Stanger

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