15 Sep LADLES OF LOVE DONATE 50 BUFFS TO WPMC MARSHALS
No, Killarney faithful, this is not a bandit. This is Paul Lehman, one of Killarney’s dedicated marshals, wearing one of 50 buffs donated to the WPMC Marshals by Ladles of Love, a Non-Government Organisation that focuses on feeding the homeless.
During the Covid-19 lockdown, however, its volunteers and supporters have turned their hands to whatever needs doing to support those in need in these difficult times – including making buffs by the hundreds in their homes.
And 50 of those buffs went to the WPMC Marshals as a gesture of support for the people who keep our circuit safe, to help them keep safe from infection. Thank you, Ladles of Love, your support is truly appreciated.
In five years Ladles of Love has gone from feeding 70 meals at their first soup kitchen to providing 300 000 meals a week. Starting with one small soup kitchen serving soup to the homeless once a week on St Georges Mall, they now serve thousands from their HQ kitchen at The Hope Exchange in Roeland Street.
The Covid-19 lockdown dramatically escalated the number of starving people in need across the city, and the Suburban Sandwich Drive was born to connect those in need with those who have the capacity to help – a city-wide initiative mobilising people to give back from the safety of their own homes.
Within weeks the Sandwich Drive rallied families across the Cape to make sandwiches in their homes and more than 250 000 sandwiches were re-routed into an ever-expanding NPO network of beneficiaries. Ladles of Love have also increased their output of soup to six tons a week, sent to various shelters, homeless organisations and other community organisations to feed those in need.
Support Ladles of Love here: https://www.ladlesoflove.org.za/donate/
Shop online with them here: https://www.ladlesoflove.org.za/shop/