Soup kitchens briefed on health and safety protocols

Lentegeur soup kitchen representatives and City of Cape Town officials.

Lentegeur soup kitchen representatives were briefed on the conditions of running soup kitchens to feed their communities during Covid-19.

They are due to receive ingredients and equipment from ward councillor Goawa Timm, within the month.

They attended information sessions from the City of Cape Town’s departments of social development, health and environmental health, and as a gesture of appreciation were treated to massages and lunch from the ward allocation.

Elmarie Williams, from Tafelsig Social Warriors Club, massages Rashieda Dramat, from New Lentegeur, from Al-Maamana Outreach Programme.

Ms Timm said the workshop was not just for feeding during Covid-19 but also beyond the pandemic to ensure food and services are provided in a clean and hygienic environment.

Environmental health official, Lisa Dyers, said participants were role models in their community, who could share messages with those they served.

Natasha Gasant, Courtney Carstens, Janet Leeman, Dora van Wyk and Virginia Voegt.

“We need you to teach people out there to wear their masks properly, social distance and to sanitise their hands,” she said.