A Bonteheuwel mom is keeping her community and neighbours’ tummies full by providing food to 500 people a day, four days a week.
Iasa Isaacs, 53, started Point of Giving in 2018 from her home at 27 Poinsettia Street and since then she has seen her feeding scheme go from strength to strength.
“When I lost my job in 2018, I started spending more time at home and I saw how many people in my area needed help, so I decided to start Point of Giving in order to feed the people of the community,” she says.
“I used the money I had to buy a 100 litre pot, a stove and gas cylinders to start feeding about 100 people once a week but now we serve 500 people a day from Monday till Thursday.”
Iasa says her menu depends on what she can gather from donations while people are able to get as much kos as they want.
“I tell everybody that comes for food to bring a bakkie and we just fill it up, no matter how big it is. Of course, the money I started with ran out so I go around asking for help from friends, family or whoever.
“My husband calls me a hustler, but I am just passionate about getting what I need to feed the people.
“We start feeding from 4pm, but with the rain we serve at 3 so that they can get home sooner, and everyday from 2pm, the elderly people start queuing which shows that they are really in need of help.”
Iasa not only feeds people from her area but also from Kalksteenfontein and Netreg while she even has people walking from Valhalla Park to get their food.
If anybody wanting to help Iasa feed her community can contact her on 074 906 7971.