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.

 

 

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