Ladles of love A big screen and snacks will bring the #RWC2019 gees for CT homeless

A Cape Town volunteer-run soup kitchen has arranged a big screen and snacks to bring the Bokke gees to a group of 150 homeless Capetonians on Saturday!

 

Western Cape, South Africa – Volunteer-run soup kitchen Ladles of Love will celebrate the Bokke final with 150 homeless guests, who will join to watch the game on a big screen at The Hope Exchange in Roeland Street, Cape Town on Saturday morning.

“Our Saturday soup kitchen takes place in the middle of the rugby game, and we thought it would be great to create a fan court and make it possible for the homeless to have the opportunity to support the bokke along with the rest of the nation,” says Ladles founder, Danny Diliberto.

“With generous people donating their time and equipment, we will be able to place a big screen at the soup kitchen and provide seating for 150 homeless guests to enjoy the match.”

The homeless guests will be served popcorn and sandwiches while they watch the match live, and soup will be served after the match.

Diliberto is calling on volunteers to join in the gees and help serve at the event.

Ladles of Love is a volunteer-run soup kitchen in Cape Town that provides over 12,000 healthy meals to the homeless a month. They distribute soup at various locations around Cape Town helped by volunteers.

“Ladles of love offers access for people from all walks of life and those that have lost their way to a wholesome meal,” says Diliberto. “All our food is freshly prepared, and most importantly, it is served with love.”

He continues: “We refer to our work as Seva, which is a beautiful Sanskrit word that refers to the art of selfless service. When you give of yourself wanting nothing in return, you become a Seva warrior.”

Other Ladles of Love projects provide food to struggling schools, students and communities.

There are many ways the public can get involved either by joining the team, donating, sponsoring a school feeding scheme, or becoming a partner. Go to https://www.ladlesoflove.org.za for more information.

This story really made the Good Things Guy team tear up; it reminded us that there are outstanding people in our country who think beyond their own needs.

While most of the country has been celebrating the fact that the final will be on local TV stations, we forgot about the South Africans who don’t even have homes. The ones who still feel so incredibly proud of the country and their sportsmen but the ones who don’t get an opportunity to celebrate.

But this volunteer-based charity in Cape Town has decided to give back while that final game is on and spend the celebrations with the lost and forgotten.

This is everything. This is something we need to replicate around South Africa.

**UPDATE TO THE STORY!!!

Both “The Beverage Company” & “Pizza Hut” read our article and will be coming on board to make the day really special!!! We have put them in touch with Ladles of Love.

LOVE SOUTH AFRICA!!!! ❤️❤️❤️


Sources: Ladles of Love 
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