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Over 7 200 expected to benefit from Afri-Save Cash & Carry's new Kouga soup kitchens

Nov 13, 2017
Over 7 200 expected to benefit from Afri-Save Cash & Carry's new Kouga soup kitchens

In another milestone, Afri-Save Cash & Carry Director, Munir Jeeva, has again outdone himself in a gesture of pure charity and goodwill by opening two new soup kitchens in the Kouga Local Municipality area.

This brings to three new soup kitchens opened in the past week alone, after Jeeva also opened one in New Brighton, Port Elizabeth earlier in the week.

The two new soup kitchen will service the KwaNomzamo, Humansdorp area as well as Ocean View / Pellsrus Community in the Jeffrey's Bay area with 7 200 meals to be handed out on a monthly basis and when one adds the New Brighton soup kitchen - this number exceeds 12 000 meals per month!

On Friday, a handover of equipment and goods and good was made between Jeeva and Kouga Local Municipality Cllr, Horatio Hendricks, at the Afri-Save Cash & Carry store, located at 50 Melbrooks Avenue, Uitenhage, Eastern Cape.

"On behalf of the community of Kwanomzama and Ocean View, we convey our deepest gratitude to Munir Jeeva and Afri-Save Cash & Carry for the gracious donation," Cllr Hendricks said.

"This will serve to feed over 7 200 meals to hungry kids and alleviate some of the poverty pains this vulnerable group suffers from on a daily basis.

"We look forward to a partnership with Afri-Save Cash & Carry that will benefit our community long into the future."

Jeeva who, himself was overwhelmed and brimming with elation, had this to say: "This is one of the proudest moments of my life and I can't be more happier or elated to be part of this extensive effort to assist with over 12000 meals per month for hungry children in New Brighton, Port Elizabeth and the Kouga Municipality.

"The three brand new soup kitchens we've established in the past few days will hopefully uplift these communities who so desperately need all the assistance they can receive. These soup kitchens stand will also stand as a testament that business has heart and we will continue to engage poor communities across the Eastern Cape to do what we can to assist."

He said that if we all stand together as businesses and more importantly as people, we can overcome anything as we have proven many times in our country's history.

"We are versatile and stronger as a nation when we stand together and I believe with unity we all can eradicate poverty and lift South Africa to greater heights," added Jeeva.

Afri-Save Cash & Carry, under the strong leadership of Jeeva, said it will continue to grow its ever expanding feeding programs, mobile kitchens and soup kitchen schemes and hopefully bring joy and light to all those who live in poverty and these sad circumstances.