Iliso Care Society helps provide monthly food parcels for 12 soup kitchens and 14 unregistered early childhood development centers around Khayelitsha.

About

The Program

Each of the 12 soup kitchens cook for 60 beneficiaries, many of these beneficiaries include elderly and sickly people. The soup kitchens frequently provide nutritious meals to people suffering from TB. Nutrition is a vital part of TB treatment and the TB medication can only be taken on a full stomach. These out-patients often visit the soup kitchens directly after a visit to the clinic and receiving their medication. The kitchens proved a substantial meal for them, thus ensuring that medication can be effective and safely taken.

The unregistered ECD Centers provide a daily meal for 45 children in each ECD center, for some of these children this is the only nutritional meal they will receive in a day.

 In total, the Fox Nutrition program feeds over 700 people per day.

How can you help?

  • Donate monthly food supply to the program.
  • Donate financially to the program so that we can increase the number of people able to be fed at the soup kitchens.

Iliso Soul Food is a new program being launched to help support and grow some of the smaller soup kitchens around Khayelitsha. These kitchens are severely deprived of funding and resources and struggle to meet the ever-increasing needs of the community.

About

The Program

Iliso Soul Food is looking to provide these soup kitchens with guaranteed monthly food parcels and better equipment by appealing to individuals, families and companies to ‘adopt’ a kitchen (or part thereof) on a yearly basis. Each kitchen has been assigned a particular name. (see link). There is also the possibility for corporates to further place their personal branding on these should they wish to.

With additional funds, Iliso Soul Food will be starting a coaching and mentoring program amongst those who run the kitchens, to ensure that in the long-term, they become self-sustaining.

How can you help?

  • ‘Adopt’ a kitchen or part there of. To do this click here.
  • Donate food and kitchen supplies. To do this please email ilisocaresociety@gmail.com

Iliso Care society Meals-on-Wheels caters for the elderly and disabled in the Khayelitsha community. We have 150 beneficiaries in our meals on wheels program.

About

The Program

Nutrition is a vital part of the treatment for TB and the medication can only be taken on a full stomach. One of the main aims of the Meals-on-Wheels program is to provide nutritious meals to people in the community suffering from TB.

We cook the meals at our center and then deliver them where needed. Once they have received a nutritious and substantial they are able to take their medication effectively and safely.

How can you help?

  • We are desperate for further financial assistance to continue with this program
  • Donations of fresh fruit, vegetables and meat. We are always looking to maximize the nutritious value of each meal we serve.
  • Donations of gas and kitchen equipment to make the cooking possible.

The vegetables we grow we use it for the meals on wheels and the ECD to provide nutritious meals for our beneficiaries. We have 125 beneficiaries who are trained in our Food Gardening program.

About

The Program

Gardening and growing is good for us all! It is good for our physical and mental health, for reducing stress and helping to tackle challenging behavior. It can also help to build confidence and develop a range of employability skills.

We believe that the best option to protect our food supplies, environment, health and wellbeing is to use organic growing methods. These harness the natural cycles and processes that promote plant growth.

How can you help?

  • Financial assistance is required.
  • Stipends for people who work on the garden as we do not have a donor for that program
  • Donate seedlings, Manure, Fencing, gardening equipment.
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