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An advocate, Lara Joubert, got involved with our soup projects and is donating between 50-150L of soup to us on a weekly basis. We are truly blessed to have her in our lives.
We received a phone call from a lady who offered to help us with the preparations for our soup. It is so overwhelming to have the public involved with our feeding projects.
Charl Tait, a volunteer who became involved soon after lockdown and asked what he can do to help. The biggest concern was to get non-perishable food and Charl immediately started to collect non-perishable food for Tygerberg Meals on Wheels on his own account. He drove as far as Philadelphia to deliver meals and parcels for those in need. The distance was no issue for Charl. We praise God every day for sending Charl Tait to us. Blessed beyond measures.
Happy seniors, happy staff. During the COVID-19 lockdown period, the management and staff decided that we will only make use of 3 of our volunteers on a regular basis. This made us short on people helping during Meals on Wheels deliveries to the homebound seniors. We are so proud of our staff who are willing to help beyond their duties.
We are now supporting a soup project in Paarl on a regular basis. During the month of May, a lady from Kuils River contacted Tygerberg Meals on Wheels and requested help for people living on farms who lost their jobs and had no income to provide for their families. Once again, Tygerberg Meals on Wheels made a decision to get involved in an area, not in our own community. What a privilege to help where we can.
We received a phone call of a family in need in Ravensmead. We immediately went to investigate. The children had no warm clothes and there was hardly any food in the little room that they rented. The COVID-19 pandemic definitely was not only affecting hungry people but when parents started losing their jobs, there was no money for clothes, so Tygerberg Meals on Wheels went the extra mile and bought them some warm clothes.
What a privilege to serve where it is much appreciated. Thank you councillors of the area.
Once again the staff helped out in delivering meals to the homebound seniors. They enjoy it very much as it might be the only time that the seniors get to talk to someone for the whole week.
Even the heavy rain and cold could not keep us from delivering meals to our homebound seniors. Although our staff and volunteers got back sopping wet, they loved every moment of helping those in need.
Seniors in old age homes became very vulnerable when their children could no longer afford to pay their rent in the old age homes and they had to move to cheaper places or even into a small room in the backyard of a stranger. We packed them some food parcels and with the help of the social worker in the old age home, we delivered the parcels.