A feeding scheme has been started in Brooklyn to honour the memory of Tyrell Arendse, who died three months ago of Batten disease.
After battling for four years with the debilitating brain illness, seven-year-old Tyrell was laid to rest in a ceremony attended by family and loved ones in August (“Fly high, angel,” Tabletalk, August 30).
Tyrell’s grandfather, Trevor Harker, and his wife, Ferouza, started the scheme two months ago.
“We chose Koeberg Road (in Brooklyn) because it is close to home and in that way the food is still warm when we serve it,” he said.
The feeding scheme takes place on Wednesday nights, and Mr Harker said that since it started the line of hungry, homeless people had grown longer with each passing Wednesday.
“We chose a feeding scheme because it is the best way to reach out to the homeless. We also supply clothing when we can”.
For the time being the couple are funding the scheme out of their own pockets “with what the Lord has blessed us with”. But they hope it will gain support from people who are able to donate their time or resources.
EmailMrHarkerat firstname.lastname@example.org for more information about the feeding scheme.