Goodwill Industries

By: Goodwill  11-11-2011
Keywords: Bread

We meet each week on a Wednesday and feed the unemployed men and women who are waiting along the roadside for work. We serve a hot meal that consists of samp, sugar beans and chicken. Rolls and bread are also served with each plate of food. The chicken is donated by Mountain Valley Farm, the bread is donated each week by the local bakery at the Sasol garage and one of our volunteers and the rest of the meal ingredients are purchased.

Bringing hope through the gospel

After everyone has finished their meal each week we have a meeting time together on the street. It is a voluntary time of encouragement and usually about 30% of the people who have eaten join in. It is best described as a church service under the open skies. We deliver a message of hope, encouragement and helpful instruction for life from the bible. We take time each week to pray for people and to provide one on one counseling and support.

Example of one of the screens (section A) of the electronic database

We have also been a conduit to providing skilled labourers who have a clear entrepreneurial flare with the resources they need to enable them to start or grow their own businesses. These have included providing over-locking and sewing machines for seamstresses and tailors as well as car polishing equipment.

Keywords: Bread