Groups work together to feed needy

Stanton Weir, from Woodlands, and Anwar Alexander, from Freedom Park, elbow greet each other.

Woodlands United Football Club and Grassroots Community Outreach have joined forces to help feed the most needy in their communities.

Members in their respective communities, in and around Mitchell’s Plain, have either been cooking or donating food.

On Saturday August 15 they gathered and combined resources to dish up close to 1 000 meals and distribute 400 party packs.

The 28-year-old soccer club started their feeding project more than a year ago and during the national Covid-19 lockdown they joined the newly-formed non-profit organisation to help reach more people.

Adaam Jacobs, chairman of the outreach, said the demand was growing. My heart can’t stand to see such deprivation,” he said.

Club chairman Brendan Fernandes said they share ingredients and resources to ensure more people are fed.

They will have a collection drive for canned and non-perishable food donations between Tuesday September 15 and Sunday November 29.

For more details, call Mr Jacobs on 082 047 5331.