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Sibaya Community Trust partners with Food for Life to feed 12,000 underprivileged a day with new kitchen

Sibaya Community Trust once again proves that if we are to see our country thrive then we must work together to empower and support community-based organisations to fulfil their mandate of uplifting the everyday ordinary man.

This was so profoundly expressed when the Sibaya Community Trust prioritised the need to provide sustainable solutions to end hunger & poverty. Working together with Food for Life in Newlands The trust committed towards the building of a fully functional & operational kitchen. This tremendous Project will now have the capacity to produce 12 000 plates of food which will be distributed to the many vulnerable, indigent families and reach out to many surrounding regions.

(left to right): eThekwini Municipality, Mr Kaunda; Sorisha Reddy; Chairman of Sibaya Community Trust, Vivian Reddy; the Honourable Premier of KZN, Sihle Zikalala; MEC Social Development of KZN, Nonhlanhla M Khoza; and KZN MEC for Human Settlements, Jomo Sibiya at the launch of the new Food for Life kitchen which has the capacity to produce 12 000 plates of food which will be distributed to the many vulnerable families to many surrounding regions.

This initiative displays the true ethos & values that underpin the work of the Trustees of the Sibaya Community Trust. It shows that as an organisation we are passionate and deeply rooted around practical initiatives that will leave lasting and meaningful legacies within all local communities in all parts of the Province and the country.

“We are proud and humbled to have spent over R205 Million on projects,” said Vivian Reddy, the Chairman of Sibaya Community Trust.

He added that their spend included the building of additional classrooms and ablution facilities in many schools in KZN, a Skills Centre in KwaDukuza, the Kwamashu Child and Family Welfare, Sahara Shelter for Abused Women in Phoenix, a digital space for youth in the Valley of a Thousand Hills, the MADI program on which over R14 million alone was spent to help youth attain excellent pass rates in science and maths, this included upgrade of classrooms, digital study facilities, bursaries and much more.  

“Our list of community upliftment projects are endless and we have served over 150 NPOS to go out daily and do phenomenal work, ” said Reddy.

“We are most certainly delighted to partner with Food for Life, an organization which was established in 1974 and developed into a phenomenal global food relief program with over 240 kitchens in 60 countries” he added.

(left to right): Chairman of Sibaya Community Trust, Vivian Reddy; and the Honourable Premier of KZN, Sihle Zikalala, officially opening the new Food for Life kitchen end of last week.

Food for LIfe is one of the largest, registered, non-profit, vegetarian food relief organisations in the world and is non-political, non-sectarian and a non-discriminating organisation.

The primary mission is to engender world peace through the liberal distribution of plant-based meals prepared with loving intention.

(left to right): eThekwini Municipality, Mr Kaunda; Sorisha Reddy; Chairman of Sibaya Community Trust, Vivian Reddy; the Honourable Premier of KZN, Sihle Zikalala; MEC Social Development of KZN, Nonhlanhla M Khoza; and KZN MEC for Human Settlements, Jomo Sibiya at the launch of the new Food for Life kitchen which has the capacity to produce 12 000 plates of food which will be distributed to the many vulnerable families to many surrounding regions.

Food for Life SA serves more than a million plates of cooked vegetarian meals on a daily basis with branches in various parts of KZN.

In an effort to further expand Their reach, Food for Life contacted Sibaya Community Trust to help them embark on the construction and completion of a new kitchen in the heart of Newlands, Durban, situated at 2 Centre Road, Newlands.

The property was donated by the Mungroo family and Sibaya Community Trust invested R800,000 to help complete the much need project.

This kitchen is strategically positioned to provide much service to the Newlands, Kwa Mashu and greater Durban areas.

The beneficiaries of freshly cooked meals will include impoverished communities, school children in need, challenged individuals and the elderly said Reddy.

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