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.

 

 

March 2017

FoodForLife : April 20, 2017 6:28 pm : Stanger

Food for life distribution

Date: 03.03.17
Number of plates: 2000
Distributors and areas feed:
Kishore – 500 plates, glenhills
Veronica – 750 plates, Mandeni
Brandon – 750 plates, etete
Date: 09.03.17
Number of plates: 2000
Distributors and areas feed:
Veronica – 1000 plates, ntshweni
Sham – 1000 plates, etete

Date: 10.03.17
Number of plates: 2000
Distributors and areas feed:
Brandon – 1000 plates, zamani
Tete – 500 plates, glenhills
Lynette – 500 plates, doringkop

Date: 15.03.17
Number of plates: 2000
Distributors and areas feed:
Sham – 1000 plates, etete
Jaya – 500 plates, gledhow
Mthunzi – 500 plates, ntshweni

Date: 16.03.17
Number of plates: 2000
Distributors and areas feed:
Veronica – 1000 plates, Mandeni
Tete – 500 plates, glenhills
Pastor Mkhize – 500 plates, groutville

Date: 23.03.17
Number of plates: 500
Distributors and areas feed:
Kwadukuza fire department – 500 plates, Melville

Date: 24.03.17
Number of plates: 2000
Distributors and areas feed:
Veronica – 1000 plates, Mandeni
Bhavna – 500 plates, new Gelderland
Tete – 500 plates glenhills

Date: 25.03.17
Number of plates: 2000
Distributors and areas feed:
Busie – 500 plates, doringkop
Jaya – 750 plates, gledhow
Moosa – 750 plates, tugela

Date: 28.03.17
Number of plates: 2000
Distributors and areas feed:
Sham – 1000 plates, etete
Brandon – 1000 plates, zamani

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Food for life distribution February 2017

FoodForLife : March 10, 2017 6:23 pm : Stanger

Date: 06.02.17
Number of plates: 2000
Distributors and areas feed:
Sham – 1000 plates, etete
Vincent – 500 plates, Melville
Mthunzi – 500 plates, ntshweni

Date: 09.02.17
Number of plates: 2000
Distributors and areas feed:
Moosa – 750 plates, tugela
Lynette – 500 plates, doringkop
Veli – 500 plates, glenhills
Naveen – 250 plates, glenhills

Date: 14.02.17
Number of plates: 2000
Distributors and areas feed:
Veronica – 500 plates, Mandeni
Niel – 1500 plates, Shakaville School

Date: 17.02.17
Number of plates: 2000
Distributors and areas feed:
Kishore – 500 plates, glenhills
Jaya – 500 plates, gledhow
Sham – 1000 plates, etete

Date: 21.02.17
Number of plates: 2000
Distributors and areas feed:
Andile – 500 plates, siyazimpilo orphanage
Sham – 750 plates, etete
Brandon – 750 plates, zamani

Date: 23.02.17
Number of plates: 2000
Distributors and areas feed:
Ashwin – 500 plates, shakaville
Vincent – 500 plates, Melville
Brandon – 1000 plates, zamani

Date: 24.02.17
Number of plates: 500
Distributors and areas feed:
Lungi – 500 plates, shakaville

Date: 25.02.17
Number of plates: 500
Distributors and areas feed:
Ramesh – 500 plates, Glendale
Veronica – 1000 plates, Mandeni
Moosa – 500 plates, tugela

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Food for life distribution January 2017

FoodForLife : March 10, 2017 6:17 pm : Stanger

Date: 25.01.17
Number of plates: 2000
Distributors and areas feed:
Ramesh – 500 plates, Glendale
Veronica – 500 plates, Mandeni
Jaya – 750 plates, gledhow
Naveen – 250 plates, Indian village

Date: 27.01.17
Number of plates: 2000
Distributors and areas feed:
Pastor mkhize – 500 plates, groutville
Sham – 1000 plates, etete
Thandeka – 500 plates, shakaville

Date: 28.01.17
Number of plates: 2000
Distributors and areas feed:
Brandon – 750 plates, zamani
Mrs Dlamini – 500 plates, ntshweni
Moosa – 750 plates, tugela

Date: 31.01.17
Number of plates: 2000
Distributors and areas feed:
Kishore – 500 plates, glenhills
Sham – 1000 plates, etete
Jaya – 500 plates, gledhow

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2016 Year End Report

FoodForLife : January 13, 2017 6:21 pm : Stanger

Your compassion reached out to the hungry. You saved lives by providing food to the malnourished children who rely on our us for their daily meal. Because of your generosity, starving children were fed. You were there, comforting an elderly grandmother by providing her food when she had nothing to eat.

The real story isn’t the numbers, facts and figures, it’s the people whose lives were transformed for the better. Your donations do more than feed the hungry. Your support changes lives!

With less than 15 days to go and just 2 weekly cooking’s left before we close for our annual leave. We are all amped for the festive season which is just around the corner.

With a target of 180 000 plates of meals that was prepared and distributed in 2015. This year we have reached our target of preparing and distributing over 300 000 plates of meals.

108 000 came alone from the 4 big feeds which we had for the year, where we prepared 108 pots and served 27 000 meals. 192 000 were from our weekly cooking’s where we prepare and distribute 4000 meals every week.

This is a huge achievement for the food for life team. Yes, it seems like quite a daunting task but with the help of dedicated volunteers and sponsors we were able to achieve our goal of providing nutritious meals to thousands of underprivileged children in our community. Your generosity provided them with warm meals and hope. For the listless child who couldn’t concentrate at school because they were hungry, your generosity fuelled his body and his mind.

In 2016, our team grew even stronger which made reaching our goal much easier. We would like to thank our sponsors, volunteers and well-wishers who assisted us throughout the year. Without their contributions, this would have not been possible.

The dedication and commitment of the volunteers this year was comparable to the enthusiasm of the first-time volunteers, some of whom travelled far distances just to be a part of this initiative. It was heartening to see people from different backgrounds come together as one to serve a common purpose.

Our new kitchen capacity to serve 5000 meals a day, help!!

The big feed dates for next year are sorted, a full plan for 2017 will be sent to all in January.

We are on a mission and nothing can hold us back now!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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December 2016

FoodForLife : January 13, 2017 2:53 pm : Stanger

As the seasons changed into summer and the temperatures drastically increased. Food For Life was fortunate enough to have coke sponsor us 40 000 cans of rani juice. Members of the Food For Life team waited anxiously as they stayed in during the late hours of the day just to receive the juice so they could distribute it to the community as soon as possible.

The volunteers together with the Food For Life team went to many different areas where they distributed the juice.

The great tasting rani juice helped the members of the community bear the heat.

Our volunteers were ever so ready to assist us in the generous task of giving. The smiles on the faces of those children was unforgettable as they stood in line to receive their juices. One could only appreciate life after seeing those smiles and everlasting appreciation of these children.

The food for life team was glad that the rani juice gave children of the community the energy they required to get through their examinations smoothly as the heat was unbearable.

 

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