The porridge initiative

Jul 27, 2020 | Covid-19, Projects

The Rotary Club of Kenton on Sea has just completed a second distribution of donated milk and porridge to local families some of whom are battling to foster, feed and clothe orphaned children. The club was the fortunate recipient of milk from Dairy Farmers SA and ready-to-eat porridge.

The porridge initiative was developed by the Rotary E-Club of South Africa One and the North West University. Through sponsorship arranged by PDG Jaco Stander our club was able to secure sufficient porridge for 10, 000 meals.

Clothing has also been donated by some wonderful residents of Settlers Park retirement Village.. This has proved invaluable to the need to keep children and the elderly warm during this particularly cold winter season.

Another aspect of this project has been about the wonderful team of young, locked-down Rotarian family members who have so willingly brought their energy and enthusiasm to the packaging of these items. This has been no small task when you see the size of the bags that contain the porridge!

A great big thank you to them. Then to members of the club – Nomawethu, Anni, Hayley, Dave and your team, another big thanks for the great deal of time you have given to planning a then distributing these quantities of nourishing food stuffs.

The appreciation from the recipients has been massive and there is no doubt at all of the difference it has made to those families.

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Snare eradication project

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Walk for Hospice

Walk for Hospice

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