Woodstock Brewery and Great Commission United (GCU) have partnered up to supply hearty nutritious hot soup meals to hungry communities in the Cape Town metropolitan area with an aim to help those who have been struggling during the COVID-19 pandemic.
According to Mother Soup, the pandemic caused a greater blow to South Africa’s already fragile economy that resulted in unemployment, loss of income and destitution for South Africa’s vulnerable communities. Food prices have also increased by 8%.
The owner of Woodstock Brewery, Andre Viljoen came to a simple realisation that the company had some of the largest kettles in Cape Town and repurposed the kettles from brewing beer to making soup.
Since the hard lockdown started in March 2020, the Mother Soup initiative provides an average of 7 000 litres of soup per day (the equivalent of 21,000 meals) (our record to date is 14,000 litres in one day). To date over 5 million meals have been provided to feed the hungry in 18 months.
More than a bowl of soup, it’s a meal!
The Mother Soup Project’s recipes are created by certified nutritionists and chefs. Supplements are added such as protein and healthy fats to ensure that their soup provides caloric and nutritional equivalent to a healthy balanced meal and thanks to Blue Ribbon (who donated thousands of loaves), bread is also provided with each bowl of soup.
“Given our efficiencies in making soup at high volume, along with generous pricing and support from farmers, donations of transport and distribution, and volunteers to help make the soup, we are able to make soup for between R4 – R6 per litre. This translates to hot nutritionally balanced, protein and calory rich vegetarian meals for less than R2 per meal!”, says the Mother Soup Project.
Be a part of this amazing initiative and help those who need it most today!
Our Banking Details
- Great Commission United
- Standard Bank of South Africa
- Vangate Mall (Code 025909)
- Account# 302674667
- Ref: Mother Soup + your name
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