Drakenstein Food Centre
In early 2008 Monte Christo Miqlat (MCM)
decided that something had to be done to help provide meals to the most distressed communities in the area. Plans were made to create a food centre with an initial target of being able to provide up to 5,000 meals per day. The Drakenstein Food Centre
was opened in May, 2008 with a full kitchen and bakery. Currently, we have seven 200 litre soup pots as well as bakery capabilities that can produce up to 10,000 meals per day. The food is distributed through schools, community soup kitchens and community nutritional development centres.
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Community Nutrition Development Centres (CNDC)
In 2010, MCM
was selected by the Department of Social Development
to oversee the new Community Nutritional Development Centre (CNDC)
programme. As programme manager, we were responsible for creating the first ten centres covering the communities of Paarl, Wellington, Stellenbosch and Franschhoek.
Feed a Child Every Day (FACED)
Many children in our struggling communities receive their one nutritious meal of the day at school. When school is out for holidays, many of these children go without adequate food. The Feed a Child Every Day (FACED)
project was developed to help address this problem.
In partnership with other local organizations, MCM
has now made the FACED
project one of our regular programmes, and we are regularly working to meet the food needs of children during their most nutritionally susceptible time…school holidays.
Sports, Recreation and Meal (SRM)
In conjunction with the Sports and Recreation
ministry, the Sports, Recreation and Meal (SRM)
programme ensures that the kids participating in our sports programmes get additional nutrition through meals as well as through our nutritious Carotino muffins.
Along with our nutritional meals, the muffins provide a great deal of nutritional benefits as they are made with red palm oil that is a completely natural source of vitamins and minerals.