Since the outbreak of the Covid-19 pandemic and the national lockdown, Lorna Frieslaar, the Mfuleni Community Police Forum chairperson, has been playing her part in helping people.
“When the lockdown started I saw a great need to start up my own soup kitchen, because since I’m a community leader people were coming up to me to ask for food,” she explains.
She runs the soup kitchen from her house and she caters to young and old in the community. Frieslaar says she can only manage to cook once each week because the money she requires to buy ingredients comes from her own pocket.
“When the children see me on the streets they always ask if there’s going to be food, but I can’t afford to cook everyday,” she said.
She says while she is desperately looking for donors, she will not stop running the soup kitchen.
She says she does not even have enough pots to cook for the about 200 people that come to her door when she opens up the soup kitchen.
If you would like to assist please call her on 074 612 9274.