Town Centre Christmas lunch

Arukah Community Outreach members Eileen Fredericks, Denise Esterhuizen, Lillian Ludolph, Kimara Peters, Sedicka Davids, with her daughter Zarah Fredericks, Noleen de Lily and Melissa Hoffman.

Eastridge mothers are digging into their pockets to serve people living in the allies of Town Centre, and would like to serve them Christmas lunch.

Arukah Community Outreach started with the advent of the national Covid-19 lockdown, in March last year, to help feed their neighbours but most of the recipients were living in the central business district, a few roads away.

They serve breakfast on a Monday, Wednesday and Friday and a hearty meal every other day, depending on available ingredients and resources.

Founder Eileen Fredericks said Arukah is a Hebrew word, which speaks to God’s restoration and complete healing for his nation.

She said they started cooking a pot of food and are now up to four pots.

“With each spoon dished we serve a kind word and see where we can make a difference,” she said.

They stopped cooking for the year last week and are now working towards serving up to 300 people a three-course meal, in the parking lot, across from Mitchell’s Plain Community Health Centre, formerly known as the day hospital, on Saturday December 25.

For more information and to donate call Ms Fredericks on 076 384 6956.