A total of 250 kids from Athlone were blessed with Easter treats over the weekend.
Chev's Kitchen hosted the event on Saturday to ensure that Easter bunnies hopped to Kewtown and didn't skip Eland Street.
Founder Chevano Frans says many parents lost their livelihoods during the coronavirus pandemic and couldn't celebrate the holy weekend as they usually do.
Chev and his mother Olivia Wentzel, 43, didn't want anyone to miss out on the festivities and decided to spread some much-needed cheer in the community.
The children gathered in Eland Street where Chev handed out Easter eggs.
Then the mom-and-son duo fed about 80 families from their yard.
Mense received lekker veggies and chicken curry for lunch, while the kids also got a party pack containing chips, lollipops, biscuits, mebos, bompies and marshmallow eggs.
"We also wanted to keep the kids entertained and off the streets,” explains Chev.
Last week, Chev celebrated a year since the conception of the soup kitchen.
The dream to feed the community was hatched during the Level 5 lockdown which left many South Africans sukkeling to make ends meet.
The 22-year-old says he gets his generous nature from his mom: “To Olivia Wentzel, thank you for being the driving force behind what we do in the community.
“Thank you to everyone who helped make today (Saturday) a success.”
For Chev, it's a privilege to serve others and he adds: “We decided on an Easter Treat Day as there are so many kids whose parents were unable to afford to buy them an Easter egg.”
To see what Chev is hatching next or to assist his soup kitchen, contact 076 894 1499 or hop onto “Chev's Kitchen” on Facebook.