BMC assists in serving soup at the St. Columba’s Presbyterian Church in Arcadia every Wednesday excluding
We supply the homeless with a bowl of maize meal, soup, a fruit and juice. We try to have enough food
that they are able to eat their fill but this is not always possible, duetothe large amount of people that
are turning up for a meal. We use about 7 kg maize meal, 20 L soup, a bag of oranges and 2L of juice that
is diluted with water per week. The food is largely funded by the volunteers and every now and again
donations from the congregation.
We are currently serving 30 to 40 people where a year ago we were serving 11 to 30 people. Currently, we only have 5 volunteers that help with the serving on Wednesdays.
Other than providing them with soup, we donate soap
which is handed to the people at the discretion by the lady that works with the homeless every day at
the soup kitchen. We are frequently asked for clothing, shoes and tog bags, which we try to supply to
them where we can. Spiritual sustenance is provided by Rev. Abraham Akih (A Presbyterian minister)
who provides his services to the soup kitchen on Mondays and Thursday. This is wonderful as many of
the men request to talk to someone regarding spiritual aspects of their lives and they are not always
comfortable to talk to us ladies.
Sadly, we can only see the numbers of the hungry increasing, due to the current economic environment in our country.
We therefore require more food donations and people that are willing to help us serve once a
month on a Wednesday morning.
We would like to thank those people in the congregation who have donated soup
that it is much needed. If anybody is interested in helping in this Ministry they are more than welcome
to contact Rowena Reinecke: 083 3755 370.