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300 people benefit from Breidbach soup kitchen

FEEDING THE HUNGRY: Breidbach Seniors Club treasury Theresa Rose hands soup to the needy during the KWT Lions Club soup kitchen held in Breidbach last week. King William’s Town Lions Club member Peter Moses, far left, hands out bread Picture: DESMOND COETZEE

KING William’s Town Lions Club members were applauded for their efforts by happy recipients during last week’s soup kitchen outreach at the Breidbach Old Clinic building.

The Lions members, assisted by the Breidbach Seniors Club, served delicious soup to more than 300 adults and children, despite the rainy weather.

Clothing was also handed over to certain beneficiaries immediately after the meals.

The soup kitchen operates once a month and is running for the second consecutive year, and caters for patients who come from all different areas who sometimes wait hours to receive primary health service at the Breidbach Clinic.

Lions Club project manager Peter Moses said the worthwhile project was made possible by local businesses through their ongoing support in supplying bread, soup ingredients and other much-needed contributions.

“The project has been going from strength to strength as the total number of recipients has increased drastically since we started with this soup kitchen and I can attribute the success to the local businesses that came on board,” Moses said.

GOOD AND CLEAN: Clothing was handed out to needy recipients after the soup kitchen, hosted by the King William’s Town Rotary Club Picture: DESMOND COETZEE

“The clothing was donated to us by good Samaritans for distribution among the needy and we really appreciate their kindness and gesture.”

Local businesses Dhayson’s Kwikspar, Nick’s Daily Spar and Trellidor have open their hearts and come on board, after being approached by Moses who is the project manager of the soup kitchen.

“We are always looking forward in much anticipation to this specific soup kitchen as we are served with love by people who really care about the needy and poor,” said Jefflin Vervloedt, who was speaking on behalf of the beneficiaries.

“Our wishes are that the Lord must bless them abundantly to continue with this good cause as it is much appreciated by all of us,” he added.

Breidbach Clinic committee member and Acorn Valley ward committee member Tully Winnaar said they were touched by the sincere devotion and a special word of thanks needed to be extended to the Lions Club for kindness and generosity.

The next soup kitchen will be held on October 26 from 8.30am.

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