After seeing the dire need for food and support in their local community, the Grade 11s from Rondebosch Boys’ High have donated their matric ball funds to a soup kitchen

Howard’s Soup Kitchen, run by Howard Davids and his wife, have been meeting the needs of a number of impoverished Cape Town communities for the last 18 years. Their main focus is on the homeless, but during lockdown, they saw a huge increase in the need to provide warm meals and clothing to the community members.

According to an interview on CapeTalk, a teacher at Rondebosch Boys’ High School (Mr Slingers) invited one of theGgrade 11 learners, Cameron De Kock, to join him when he volunteered at the soup kitchen recently. De Kock told CapeTalk that he was shocked by the great need for food and funding, and the conditions that people were living in when he visited Die Gatjie in Diep River.

He immediately went back to his Grade 11 class and proposed that they donate the funds that they had raised for their 2021 matric ball. Through a fundraising event, they had raised close to R11 000.

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Howard Davids says the charity used the funds to put together food parcels for the community, and invited the learners to join them during the handout.

De Kock believes that this is something that the school will continue to be involved in in the future.

Listen to the full, inspiring interview on CapeTalk below: