THE Norman Goosen Memorial soup kitchen and Lunch Box Project in Parkridge has received a welcome boost in the form of a grocery donation.
Premier Hotels have already been feeding the children some great warm meals at the soup kitchen every Saturday and now they are also getting cooldrinks from Wakaberry. The PNA mascot Penny also hands out rulers and stationery once a term.
PNA stationers has been a big supporter of the organisation, run by Donae Carelse-Goosen, and have now started supplying her with weekly groceries.
“We are very excited about PNA Stationers East London partnering with Vincent SUPERSPAR to assist in Donae’s feeding scheme, which provides 50-100 children with breakfast every morning before school.
“PNA Stationers buys the porridge, milk, sugar and rooibos tea from Vincent SUPERSPAR at a discounted price and donates it to Donae every Saturday at the soup kitchen,” PNA East London marketing executive Maryke Fuls said.
Carelse-Goosen was overwhelmed with the donations and support received.
“There are more children coming to the soup kitchen now after the article in the GO! [Big boost for soup kitchen, May 4].
“I started this project to honour my father [Norman Goosen] who always gave sandwiches to the needy in Parkside until he passed away.
“In 2014, someone came to ask for bread and I decided then to start with this project and to honour his memory. He would be proud of the work done here and the support we get from businesses and people,” Carelse-Goosen said.