Stellenbosch Feeding in Action
Contact: Liesel Koen
Cell: 071 322 07
Province: Western Cape
NPO Number: 050-365
PBO Number: 930027818
Feeding in Action was established in 1994 as a feeding scheme to help poor and vulnerable people in the Stellenbosch community meet their most basic need; to have sufficient and nutritious food. The founder, Dr Dora Steyn, saw the great need for food in the community and ‘Stellenbosch Feeding in Action’ started in 1994 as a single feeding point reaching out to the poor in Central Stellenbosch. In keeping with this vision, Feeding in Action has grown over the last 22 years to an organisation that serves ±10 000 meals and distributes 1500 food parcels to almost 5000 people each week! We assist 45 feeding points in 12 communities in Broader Stellenbosch and provide food supplies to ± 25 community organisations on limited budgets.
- We also focus on sustainable methods to improve the quality of life of our needy beneficiaries aiding them towards a more sustainable existence.
We succesfully introduced lots of ‘Wonderbags’ into our feeding scheme to save on cooking time as well as energy consumption such as electricity & gas.
It is also a dream to promote and establish vegetable gardens at our feeding points so that they could have access to more fresh vegetables for their meals.
We recently successfully assisted the needy community of Nietvoorbij to establish 8 home gardens and one community garden. We hope to expand the venture to other communities in the near future.