THIS IS WHY

72% of the population lives below the breadline. 7/10 of the poorest municipalities are in the Eastern Cape. Large scale unemployment due to lack of skills. 83.9% of people older than 18 are not in possession of a grade 12 qualification. In many of the impoverished areas of Port Elizabeth, most households earn between R801 to R1500. 63.2% do not have money for health care. 47.4% do not have money for education. 99.5% do not have a geyser or piped hot water. 40 to 50 areas defined as poor or distressed in the areas of Nelson Mandela Metro. Most households are without flushing toilets, proper piping, waste access and infrastructure. 36% rely on wood  and paraffin for cooking. Poverty in the Eastern Cape is a national disaster.

HSRC Soup Kitchen Feeding Stations ‘’The most unequal society in the world… in the long run it is bad for growth.“

“It is a threat to social stabilty and to growth itself. The long run trend is a worrying one.” Prof. Haroon Bhorat (UCT, Economics).

FEEDING PROJECT

The Soup Kitchen Feeding Program began in 2008 providing 1000 meals a month. Within a few years this has grown to more than a 100 000 meals served monthly at its soup kitchens in Port Elizabeth, King Williams Town and East London . Al Fidaa Foundation has also successfully expanded its projects in the Western Cape due to the high poverty levels.

IMPACT OF FEEDING SCHEMES

Aids afflicted persons, children prone to a life of prostitution, families of destitution and the underprivileged have benefited tremendously from daily feeding schemes operated by the All Fidaa Foundation.

Al Fidaa Foundation interacts daily with students who are too hungry to focus on lessons, mothers who are sole breadwinners having no food to feed siblings, poverty experienced by the elderly robbed of their grants by cruel relatives-hunger on a daily basis experienced by the hundreds.

The Eastern Cape province has always been in the abyss of poverty and unemployment. From Graaff-Reinet to Umtata, PE to Bisho, hundreds of families experience daily hardships.

With little support against the avalanche of poverty the plight of this orphaned province has reached miserable levels.

Al Fidaa Foundation has initiated over thirty feeding schemes in Port Elizabeth, East London to provide instant relief for many who are not capable to improving their lot. This quick fix solution or hunger is a must, compassion demands our assistance to sustain a hungry person whilst so many live lives of luxury.

Your donations will provide a simple wholesome meal to an innocent child, a patient at a clinic seeking medical attention or a student with the nutrition to absorb the lesson for the day. View our list of Soup Kitchens or click on the Gallery to see the joy your donations bring to the hundreds Al Fidaa Foundation reaches through its feeding schemes in the Eastern Cape.

Cost of running a soup kitchen:FEEDING PROJECT

Description Cost
3 Bags of 25kg Soup at R370 each R 1,110.00
3 Bags of 10kg Samp at R75 each R 225.00
2 Bags of 10kg Rice at R60 each R 120.00
2 Bags of 10kg Maize Meal at R60 each R 120.00
Gas / Electricity R 200.00
Delivery cost R 300.00
Total: R 2,075.00

“3.8 million live below the breadline in the Eastern Cape”

“The eastern cape has high levels of food insecurity.  Close to 78 percent of   households may be classified as food insecure”

“In the Eastern Cape the number of hunger experiences for youth went up from 18,6% to 24%”

Soup Kitchens in Port Elizabeth

Project Name Area
NOMBULELO – SIBANYE MOTHERWELL
NOMVULAZANA SONWABISE KWANOBUHLE
SHEILA ISAACS – THE MOTHER’S GIFT UITENHAGE
DORKAS POVERTY ALLEVIATION PROJECT KWAZAKHELE
TASNEEM SALLIE SCHAUDERVILLE
OOM PIET LORRAINE LOCATION
TOMIKHALE – AIDS HAVEN VEEPLASS
MISSIONVALE MISSIONVALE
ABDUL BASIT NORKIE BARCELONA
MICHELLE ISAACS – Cozy Kids KORSTEN
MAALIAH ADOLPH SCHAUDERVILLE
MISSIONVALE MAKTAB MISSIONVALE
JAMIEL SHAW BLOEMENDAL
MASAKI HOLLAND PARK
HELPING HANDS BLOEMENDAL
MARTHA – NONNIES KLIPRAND
NONTUME SOWETO ON SEA
WINFRED NCAPO – ISIFUNGO SOWETO ON SEA
VOYISWA – KWADESI CLINIC KWADESI
VIRGINIA VINQI KWAZAKHELE
MOOSA MILANZI MOTHERWELL
NOKUTHWA ZITO KWADESI
MASILAKHE DAY CARE VEEPLASS
JACK BUWA – KYGA TOWNSHIP GREENBUSHES
MABEL MARTIN ARCADIA
LINGES TOTS CENTRE KWAZAKHELE
RAINBOW SOUP KITCHEN WINDVOGEL
CHAPMAN HIGH SCHOOL GELVANDALE
COEGA DOOR OF HOPE NORTH END
NOMBIKA – KHANYE PRE PRIMARY KWANOBUHLE
GELVANDALE HIGH SCHOOL GELVANDALE
VINOWA MGUSHELLO WALMER LOCATION
MASIBAMBANE SENIOR SEC  SCHOOL KWAZAKHELE
DESAIS – SUSAN BLOEMENDAL
CHATTY CONTAINER CHATTY 5
CLEMENTS KADALIE CLEMENTS KADALIE
EMBEKWENI EDUCARE EMBEKWENI EDUCARE
IKHAMWALETHU EDUCARE IKHAMWALETHU EDUCARE
PHAMELA NOKUBONGA BLY NONTYATYAMBO
GOMPO WELFARE ( LINDA ) DUNCAN VILLAGE
GOMPO EDUCARE GOMPO TOWN
BUFFALO FLATS PRIMARY ( AUNTY ROSEY ) BUFFALO FLATS
SHEIKH ABU BAKR ETHIUBENI LOCATION
K.W.T CHILD AND YOUTH CARE ( WENDY ) NO 1 SYRINGA ROAD
FUNDISWA SPECIAL SCHOOL ( LINDA ) SWEET WATERS

Soup Kitchens in East London

Project Name Area
 NONTYATYAMBO CLINIC  MDANTSANE
 GOMPO EMPELWINI CLINIC – BUFFALO FLATS  BUFFALO FLATS
 DUNCAN VILLAGE DAY HOSPITAL – DUNCAN VILLAGE  DUNCAN VILLAGE
 BUFFALO FLATS PRIMARY SCHOOL – BUFFALO FLATS  BUFFALO FLATS
 EMBEKWENI DAY CARE – POSTDAM, BERLIN  POSTDAM,BERLIN
 IKAMVALETHU DAY CARE – NU8 MDANTSANE  NU8 MDANTSANE
 GOMPO DAY CARE – GOMPO/BUFFALO FLATS  GOMPO/BUFFALO FLATS
 CLEMENTS KADALIE DAY-CARE  BRAELYN EXTENSION
 HAVENCARE CENTRE (COMMUNITY SOUP KITCHEN)  HAVEN HILLS, EGOLI

 

Hospitals Area
DORA NGINZA HOSPITAL MOTHERWELL
LIVINGSTONE HOSPITAL KORSTEN

 

Clinics Area
 EMPILWENI CLINIC  NEW BRIGHTON
 HELENVALE CLINIC  GELVANDALE
 CRIPPLE CARE  KWAZAKHELE
 THANDUXOLO  MOTHERWELL
 CHATTY CLINIC  BLOEMENDAL
 WEST END CLINIC  ARCADIA
 BOOYSENS PARK CLINIC  BOOYSENS PARK
 EMPILWENI CLINIC  DUNCAN RD BUFFALO FLATS
 NONKAMPA CLINIC  PO BOX 176 K.W.T 5600