Mitchells Plain

On Saturday 19th March, Food for Life Cape Town visited Mitchells Plain.

It was a special day, with MUMMY-TO-BE Devaki celebrating her 29th birthday.  She’s 7 months pregnant; she had a HECTIC week running a sweets factory.  Whereas most people would choose to sleep late and relax on their birthday, Devaki, however, chose to start cooking at 6am.  She truly and always embodies the attitude of love, compassion and service to others.

Devaki did a great job cooking 1,800 plates of delicious vegetable biryani, kindly assisted by Matthew.  Before heading out to Mitchells Plain, we did the cake-and-birthday-song-thing for Devaki to show our immense appreciation for her (the AWESOME SVEETOO made the LEKKER cake)….so we were somewhat late to Mitchells Plain….sorry people L

When we got there though, and as soon as Perez started with his drumming and singing, the locals were jiving away in the merry, festive atmosphere.  We visited 4 spots, but fortunately we had plenty of help.

BIG respect to our AWESOME family of volunteers for serving with smiles and love:  Neela, Saraswati, Rooshen, Pravika, Karishma, Guelord, Santosh, Alex, Sneha, Namita, Dhevan, Ayesha, Michael, Lameez, Trent, Butters, Michelle and ‘Pied Piper’ Perez.  Thanks also to the amazingly dedicated, lovely Ruschda (Principal of Tafelsig Secondary), Aunty Fatima, Venetia, Ricardo MacKenzie, Stemray Lesch, Jenny, Zameka and Keith Bloem, our community liaisons.  Pics are courtesy of Santosh, Reuben and Rooshen.

Vuyelwa from Khayelitsha collected about 200 plates of food, as did Ricardo and Enrico from the Factreton Community Development Organisation (FACDO).

If you’d like to be part of our family, please don’t hesitate to join us.  Please also kindly support our book project which we’re busy finalising – we’ll be partnering with individuals and organisations and strive to enable literacy and instill a sense of passion for reading amongst kids.  To quote Santosh:  “A reading child today is a thinking man tomorrow”

Until next week…take care all you lovely people and enjoy the long weekend