Locals help feed needy

“We are not doing this for fame or applause, but we want to show people that having compassion and humanity can make a difference is one’s life”, said Vergenoeg resident, Romano Mopp, said.

He and Alistarr Shelton initiated a feeding scheme recently in their community for those who come from disadvantaged backgrounds, especially children.

They managed to feed about 200 people on the day, using their own financial resources to buy the food.

The two friends bought a metal shipping container which they turned into a shelter where they prepare food.

“I was sentenced to 24 years in prison and served 13 years. I was released last year in August.

“While I was inside, we had road trips, as I was part of a programme called Funda Mzansi Reading Club.

“ I saw young boys on the side of the road begging for food, it touched me. That is where I got the inspiration of giving back to the community,” Shelton said.

“Our goal is to get the community involved in this feeding scheme so that we can provide meals for children who tend to go to bed on an empty stomach. We hope that this first feeding scheme has inspired some residents who will lend a helping


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