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Stories from the kitchen: 4th Quarter 2016

What a year of incredible growth it has been for our feeding programme. With our three kitchens stretching across KZN (Durban North, Amaoti and Amanzimtoti) we’re now preparing and delivering 98000 meals per month. That’s nearly a million meals!

We currently feed 57 institutes with 7 new schools on the waiting list for next year. For many learners who receive our sandwiches, soup and porridge, this meal is one of their only for the day. With food prices rocketing and the South African economy taking on strain, we’re ever so grateful to our donors, volunteers and supporters for assisting us to feed our country’s youth.

Under the guidance of Domino and the Kitchen Manager, Cheryl Dann, and the support of 23 generous volunteers, The Domino Foundation’s Toti Sandwich Kitchen has prepared and delivered an incredible 13 500 sandwiches from April to the end of the third school term. Sandwiches are delivered to children in local schools who can’t afford lunches and as a result; battle to concentrate on class.

The Amamzimtoti team now delivers 660 sandwiches a week with more schools on the horizon for 2017 and big hopes to expand their current premises. They’re motivated by the successful story of The Domino Foundation’s fist sandwich kitchen, based in Durban North, which started small but now prepares almost 5000 sandwiches a week.

Next year the Feeding Programme dreams of making 1000 000 meals per month; a massive goal but one we see as necessary. We’re also working on building stronger relationships with our beneficiaries so that we can better evolve and accommodate their needs.

Here’s to a bigger and better 2017!

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The Amamzimtoti Sandwich Kitchen volunteers at the volunteer tea.

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