A Mitchells Plain pensioner is doing all she can to feed her community but needs help from the public to reach out to more people.
Roshanda Bailey, chairperson of Western Cape Community Outreach, says she feeds close to 100 people from her home in Allwyn Street in Lentegeur on Tuesdays.
“We used to be based at the Lentegeur Psychiatric Hospital for eight years where we would help the patients with whatever they needed, but during Covid, we are not allowed into the hospital so for the past four months we decided to serve food to the community,” she says.
The 66-year-old currently gets donations from her family.
“When we first started it was only a few people that would come for food, but as the word got out, more people started coming.
“We want to do it twice a week and we hope that one day we can go back into the hospital to help those patients, who really needed us during the eight years we were there.”
Roshanda also offers spiritual counselling for people in need.
“My husband, Richard, and my daughters help me so much.
“My dream is to help as many people as I can, not only with food but also with the issues they face in the community.
“So many parents here find themselves without work during this time and they need help.
Anybody wanting to help Roshanda can contact her on 071 906 9125.