Activities & Entertainment

BLANKET HANDOUT

We handed out some blankets to the homeless people as the weather changed very quickly and they were in desperate need of something warm. The jackets that we received as a donation were also given to them.

UITSIG OUTREACH

It is such a blessing to work with Councillors in the areas.  They know which areas are in need the most.  Thank you Councillors for caring.

LEONSDALE OUTREACH

A great partnership was established a few years ago with DA Cllr Franchesca Walker.  Once a week they fetch between 50-100 L soup from us for a part of her community.  Every little helps.  

PAROW PARK OUTREACH

We have been delivering soup to Parow Park estate, on a weekly basis, for a few years running. It is such a pleasure to be able to feed those in need.

SOUP DONATION – 50 LITER

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.

SOUP DONATION – 100 LITER

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.

MEALS ON WHEELS DURING JUNE

During the winter it is extremely cold but our volunteers and some staff are always willing to help deliver meals to our homebound seniors.  Not even the heavy rains could keep us from doing what we love to do.

FEEDING LEONSDALE

We are working hand-in-hand with Cllr Franchesca Walker to help her feed Leonsdale.  Some areas really struggle to make ends meet. We prepare between 50-100L of soup on a weekly basis for Leonsdale alone.

PARCELS TO SENIORS IN OLD AGE HOMES

During the COVID-19 lockdown, some of the seniors’ children became unemployed and had no income to help their parents with food.  Tygerberg Meals on Wheel was in a very fortunate position to help. 

CHARL TAIT – VOLUNTEER

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.

MEALS ON WHEELS DELIVERIES DURING JUNE 2020

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.

SOUP PROJECT

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.

FOOD PARCELS

Needy families are attended to immediately. Hunger has no age, colour or distance. It is so sad to hear that a single mom lost her job because of COVID-19, or a mom and dad lost their jobs.  We took some of our non-perishable food that we had and shared with those in need.

EXTRA MILE DURING COVID19

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.

WORKING DURING COVID-19

I am thankful for dedicated staff who prepare freshly cooked meals to our homebound seniors through the COVID-19 pandemic.  With everything in place, masks, sanitisers, and social distancing, we pray that we can continue to serve the vulnerable and hungry.

MEALS ON WHEELS

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.

PARCELS JABULANI OLD AGE HOME

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.

If you would like to donate, volunteer or assist in any way, please contact us.