OUR FOOD CENTERS

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POWERHOUSE FOOD CENTRE

In the heart of Braamfontein

This is our anchor soup kitchen situated in the heart of Braamfontein and currently feeds 300+ people six days a week in the morning between 5:30 AM and 6:30 AM.

With the ongoing effects of Covid resulting in many people losing or downgrading their jobs, we have seen a growing number of able-bodied people sometimes with their children come line up for our morning meals.

 

We pride ourselves on ensuring a steaming hot cup of tea or coffee alongside a balanced nutritious meal.

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We are proud to say that out of those homeless people some come and volunteer their services and help serve others. We currently have one who is now a permanent volunteer with a monthly stipend.

To learn more about Powerhouse Soup or reach a helping hand please contact:

Clemence

+27 71 978 9490

BEREA OUTREACH

Vulnerable Children in Berea

The sad truth is, in some communities parents are known to get drunk throughout the day, most of these children are a being neglected and not fed well. They end up in the streets, very vulnerable from all sorts of dangers like hunger, rape, road accidents, abductions etc.


As much as we have identified a whole lot of these problems, we're only able to tackle hunger. Thus we provide and feed over 50 children on a monthly basis a food ration that sustains them throughout the month and provide a fresh healthy cooked meal twice a week in partnership with Rise Against Hunger and SA Harvest. These fresh twice a week meal is plate of a well balanced rice-soya mince meals and fruits.

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Collaboration

We started informally but now have fully formalized our collaboration with 11 Food centers run by our Doing Partners. These Food Centers Are: 

 

Rosebank / Sandton Food center

Hillbrow Food center

Naledi, Soweto, Food centre

Daveton, Maphupheni

Olivenhoutbosch Food centre

Protea South Food center 

Alexandra Food center 

Fourways Food center 

Catholic Church Food center 

Siphesihle community Food center in Lyndhurst 

Sizwesethu Food centre in Verena

With assistance from Rise Against Hunger, We also have started supporting and contributing to Early Childhood Development ( ECD ) centers and continue to take on a few that have no government support. 

We currently support the following :

Mfundo

Bokamuso 

Thabang

Star Smiles and

Dimphonyana 

 

Plus Three in Zimbabwe, Masvingo region.

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NALEDI, SOWETO FOOD CENTRE

In the heart of Soweto

Noreen has walked the path and become our very First loyal and A-Grade Doing Partner.

We are extremely proud of all that she is and does for her community.

Our story is very special and intimate. We met from humble beginnings and have since walked and grown together. Keep up the good work! Noreen feeds the entire community from babies to Geriatrics Four times a week and has the greatest impact on the Naledi community.

To learn more about Ubuhle Bomusa Foundation or reach a helping hand please contact:

 

Noreen Moyo

+27 73 828 7073

CATHOLIC CHURCH FOOD CENTRE

In the heart of Braamfontein

Churches play a bigger role in uniting communities and by nature of what they do, most people find refuge in them and it's easier to seek help from churches.

 

This Catholic Church is not far from our Powerhouse Soup Kitchen. We support it as it feeds the homeless lunch everyday of the week and dinner once a week. We feed breakfast at Powerhouse and we discovered that the same people we feed breakfast come to the church for lunch, we also learnt that the church depends on donations in order to consistently be of service to the homeless.

To learn more about The Catholic Church in Braamfontein or reach a helping hand, please contact:

Prudence

+27 82 448 6067

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ROSEBANK SOUP KITCHEN

Feeding the Homeless 

Feeding the homeless is a challenging thing which Pinkie Makie faces head on. 

She focuses on serving lunch on Sunday’s. Most people spend a day with their family while enjoying a wholesome meal yet the homeless do not have the opportunity and luxury, however, Pinky bridges this gap and brings back some dignity to the homeless by distributing a warm lunch meal on the day.

To learn more about The Rosebank Soup Kitchen or reach a helping hand, please contact:

Pinkie

+27 82 932 5413

The Sizwesethu Food Center

In Verena

Orphans are usually the most vulnerable in society, the ones in poverty-stricken societies suffer the most and that's why we made a decision to support Smangela. 

 

Smangela runs a center that feeds 27 Kids, who are orphans. The food center cooks and feeds these kids once a week, on Wednesdays only. They are not only limited to feeding kids but also helping out families in need of food and other needs. Once a week, she prepares take-home rations for these kids for the balance of the week.

 

To learn more about The Sizwesethu Food Center in Verena or reach a helping hand, please contact:

Smangela

+27 60 813 4543

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ALEXANDRA FOOD CENTER

Feeding and supporting the destitute 

The center was founded by Matshepho and her colleague Jabulani. 

 

Matshepo is a Social worker by profession and fully understands all social ills in the community including Alexandra where she lives.

 

All she wants is to improve lives and with time, assist in taking the youth off the streets through community-based programs which she is busy implementing alongside feeding the hungry vulnerable children and youth.

To learn more about The Alexandra Food Center or reach a helping hand, please contact:

Matshepo

+27 82 924 8804

The Fourways  Food Center

Feeding the needy and poor.

Fourways informal settlement Food center with Mandisa and Flora sharing the stage as our Doing partners serving a very diverse community with some difficulties but working on solving them every day with OMF’s support.

To learn more about The Fourways Food Center or reach a helping hand, please contact:

Mandisa

+27 61 486 6737

 

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Protea South Food Food Center

In Soweto

In an informal settlement in Protea South Zone 1. Ran by Aletta and her younger sister with the assistance of three other ladies.

 

Launched last year, they cook three times a week and feed 250 children and adults. They also give out food parcels, clothes and second-hand toys.

 

To learn more about The Protea South Food Center or reach a helping hand, please contact:

Aletta

+27 84 518 5546

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DAVETON, MAPHUPHENI FOOD CENTER

Tackling hunger and poverty.

Daveyton, Maphupheni, is a very interesting operation under a young dedicated and passionate Zanele who started her operation from very humble beginnings by cooking from an open wood fire.

 

Zanele heard our Founders interview on the radio and made it her mission to find us, she convinced us to fully support her in opening a soup kitchen.

 

To learn more about The Daveton, Maphupheni Food Center or reach a helping hand, please contact:

Zanele

+27 73 643 4693

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FLAMES OF HOPE FOOD CENTRE

Light in The Dark

Located in the heart of the busiest multi-cultural and overcrowded residential area with lots of immigrants that a neglected by the government.

Through our networks, we got introduced to this organization and got touched by their involvement with children in their multi purpose centre. Our support is mainly in supplying them occasionally with meat, mielie mielie, fruits and vegetables weekly in order to help feed just over 150 children a day.

We also acknowledge Food of Life Sandton for supplying this Soup Kitchen with Biryani 

To learn more about The Flames of Hope or reach a helping hand, please contact:

Nathie Phungula

+27 84 272 9554

Olivenhoutbosch Food Center

Olivenhoutbosch Food Center is Mama Sophie’s pride and joy. She loves serving her community and periodically does home visits for the sick, disabled and needy of her care. 

To learn more about The Olivenhoutbosch Food Center or reach a helping hand, please contact:

Sophie

+27 66 535 1713

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