Pastors Ivan and Bronwyn Jones of Revelation Ministries have been running feeding kitchens for the past 11 years and for the past six they have also been running the Rise Up programme after four children were shot in a drive-by shooting in Hek Road, Lavender Hill.
Their aim was to build a safe place for children to play under the supervision of adults and also get a cooked meal and a glass of juice every Thursday.
However, as the need for food in the homes of families increased, they went the extra mile with Project Lockdown four months ago, feeding about 800 adults and children a day since then.
Mr Jones and his wife have been in ministry full-time for 12 years and work and serve the community of Lavender Hill and surrounding areas.
“We needed to reach out to the 250 kids that are part of the Rise Up programme in the different areas in Lavender Hill. We then started feeding kitchens in three different areas to make sure the kids have meals in these difficult times.”
Supported by friends and donations from communities, the couple are helped by “mothers who cook for the community”.
“We serve porridge, maize meal and oats. Lunch is different menus daily with a glass of juice, a fruit and lollipop,” Mr Jones said.
They provide food for Chapel Road, De Villiers and Keppel courts, in Lavender Hill. They also have a feeding station in Devon Valley, Stellenbosch.
The couple live in Strandfontein, but grew up in Ocean View where they lived up until 18 years ago.
For more information or if you want to support their initiative contact Mr Jones on 076 194 3301.