Feed a Child was approached by the Russel Stone Group in September 2017 to assist the community members of Zithobeni in Bronkhorstspruit area with vegetable gardens. The community members formed a group called Leaders on Call. The Russel Stone Group made a piece of land available to the group, fenced it, made water available and cleaned the area. Compos and the first seedlings was also supplied.
Feed a Child together with Garden of Life trained the group on everything they need to know to get started. The first seedlings was planted in February 2018. Since then Feed a Child visit the group on a regular basis to monitor, evaluate and mentor the community members. This will be an ongoing process.
From this garden food will be supplied to the soup kitchen and fresh veggies will also be available to buy by the community of Zithobeni.
Hundreds of tummies will be filled and entrepreneurial skills will be developed.