KFC bonds with township kids
JOY filled the air at CATCH Projects in Gonubie on Wednesday during a visit by the KFC Eastern Cape office.
The Daily Dispatch Local Hero finalist and KFC Add Hope beneficiary CATCH Projects was visited by KFC for an afternoon of fun and games with the children.
KFC brought lunch for the children, and entertained them with songs and games.
CATCH Projects, which operates on a farm in Gonubie, was founded by 71-yearold Sue Davies in 2002. Sue Davies was one of the top 12 finalists in the 2016 Daily Dispatch Local Hero awards for her involvement in community upliftment.
The NGO caters for children and vulnerable women within the community of Mzamomhle.
In 2016, CATCH Projects received R90 000 from KFC through its Add Hope initiative to ensure that it serves healthy, nutritious meals to more than 500 children from Mzamomhle township every day.
Add Hope, an initiative that sees KFC customers and staff unite to fight against hunger, has now reached the milestone of feeding 120 000 children around the country with nutritious meals daily.
To feed all 120 000 daily, KFC raises the money through customer donations added at the till or on the Add Hope website, as well as donating a percentage of profits as its own Corporate Social Responsibility contribution.
Davies said they were delighted by the visit from KFC.
“Their contribution to the organisation has made such an incredible impact,” she said.
KFC’s marketing manager in the Eastern Cape, Aimee de la Harper, said they were well received by the children.
“We brought some hoola-hoops, balls and skipping ropes for them and they loved it,” said De la Harper.
PASSIONATE: The founder of CATCH Projects, Sue Davies, was thrilled when KFC visited the Gonubie-based organisation on Wednesday