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Soup drive warms the elderly and children in Alex

In the face of power outages, a group of dedicated organisations brings warmth and nourishment with a soup drive to the vulnerable members of Alexandra.

Phuthaditjaba Care of the Aged and Disabled Organisation in partnership with the Kacev Family Library, Sri Sathya Sai Organisation, Divine Life Society, and Intsika Ye Sizwesethu Foundation recently had a soup drive at Linda Twala’s residence.

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Lawrence Ruele, the founder of the Kacev Family Library and the personal assistant of Twala, the founder of Phuthaditjaba, said the initiative aimed to provide warmth and nourishment to the elderly and children of Alex.

Founder of the Kacev Family Library and the personal assistant of Linda Twala, Lawrence Ruele.

“Because of the power outages that we have been facing, we thought we should spread some love and warmth to the vulnerable members of our community. Starting with the elderly, children and those who are disenfranchised,” Ruele said.

The menu featured a variety of delicious dishes including biryani, pumpkin, dhal, and soup. Ruele said they also handed out bread, and more than 80 blankets to the elderly.

Ruele said the soup drive was also part of Phuthaditjaba’s ongoing efforts to provide Meals on Wheels services to community members who cannot leave their homes.

Children enjoy their food.

“We are proud that we were able to make a difference in our community. This initiative is a testament to the community’s power to support one another. We are looking forward to continue positively impacting the lives of those around us.”

Children queue to get their food.

Ruele concluded the soup was enough to serve more than 1 000 people.

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