Thanks all for Soup Kitchen sup­port

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As the New Year be­gins, we look back on 2018 as one of the more suc­cess­ful years for the Port Al­fred Soup Kitchen.

This is thanks to the var­i­ous or­gan­i­sa­tions and com­mu­ni­ties, both at home and over­seas, who have as­sisted and sup­ported us in our cause.

A spe­cial note of thanks goes to Sten­den South Africa, Sten­den NHL, as well as Sten­den Leeuwar­den in the Nether­lands for their hand­some do­na­tions raised through the univer­sity’s “Fight­ing Hunger” pro­gramme dur­ing the year.

Thank you to our lo­cal on­go­ing spon­sors who have sup­ported us faith­fully over the years: SUPERSPAR Rose­hill and Ne­mato, Pick n Pay and Multi Se­cu­rity.

To the many churches who have reached out to us with your gifts of face­cloths, soaps, tooth­brushes and tooth­paste, we are grate­ful for your con­tri­bu­tions to­wards mak­ing Christ­mas a lit­tle more en­joy­able for those in such great need.

Our ap­pre­ci­a­tion also goes to those in­di­vid­u­als and or­gan­i­sa­tions – too nu­mer­ous to men­tion – for their on­go­ing as­sis­tance and to our ded­i­cated team of com­mit­tee mem­bers and vol­un­teers, as it is only through your com­mit­ment and goes to bed on an empty stom­ach”.

Our sport­ing events at the end of 2018 were a huge suc­cess, with our as­so­ci­a­tion in the Dirty Pineap­ple Mud Run and the Soup Kitchen’s own Fun Run from Kelly’s Beach.

Thanks to Barry Allen and Ad­vice­worx for your as­so­ci­a­tion with the soup kitchen and spon­sor­ship of these events and Lyn Har­brecht for putting it all to­gether, as well as all the par­tic­i­pants of these events – with­out your sup­port these ac­tiv­i­ties would not be pos­si­ble.

Let’s not for­get our pop­u­lar quiz evenings as we look for­ward to a few more this year for which we thank MyPond, Sten­den South Africa, Ad­vice­worx, TotT and our quiz mas­ter Jon Houzet. Funds were raised and fun was had by all!

Thank you to the peo­ple of Nd­lambe; your com­ing to­gether as a com­mu­nity to sup­port those in need of a whole­some meal is much ap­pre­ci­ated by all mem­bers of the Soup Kitchen as we are cur­rently feed­ing Mon­days, Wed­nes­days and Fri­days, sup­ply­ing about 3,200 meals per week.

We urge any­one in­ter­ested in sup­port­ing us fi­nan­cially or with their time to please pop in and have a chat with us.

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