Food warms hearts

Lunch provided for New Jerusalem Children’s Home.

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DESPITE the wet and chilly conditions outside, children from New Jerusalem Children’s Home were filled with warmth in the form of a lunch on 5 March.

The home was chosen as one of the beneficiaries in Tastic’s corporate social investment programme and a lunch was prepared by Tastic chefs. A year’s supply of Tastic products and five cooking pots were also donated.

The chefs also shared some wholesome and cost-effective recipes with the home’s kitchen staff.

The children were treated to a jumping castle, although the rainy weather cut the amount of jumping time.

Groceries are a permanent need on the home’s wish list, and much gratitude was shown for the food donations.

The home is based in President Park and houses 80 abused and abandoned children; the home also operates according to “green” principles by recycling and managing its waste output. Some of the children even live in a recycled structure made out of 28 shipping containers. The home is also relatively self-sufficient, as staff members grow their own vegetables for cooking and selling.

As the home looks to the future, its co-founder and CEO Anna Mojapelo explained it aims to be completely self-sustainable by 2021. A resource centre and halfway house for girls are among its plans, but it needs help from the community to help it expand.

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