Lunch for the homeless

Elizabeth Viljoen, Brooklyn

Unbelievably another year is nearly over.

It feels like just yesterday we welcomed the new year. Where has the time gone?

Christmas is a time of giving, sharing and caring.

It is a time when people open their hearts to those in distress, those who don’t have and to those who are battling in this life.

Every year, for the past few years, I have put together a meal for the unfortunate in the Brooklyn, Maitland and Milnerton area, and once again I am looking for help from the community to give those in distress, the homeless, and the elderly a little something for Christmas. If we as a community come together, we can help the neglected feel special for one day this year.

If everyone in the community was to donate just a tin of beans, a lettuce or a R10 bag of mince, even just one potato, imagine what a special day we can give those in need.

I would like to present a meal consisting of the following: a chicken/meat vegetable pasta, mince curry with rice, any vegetables (canned or fresh such as potatoes, carrots, peas, baked beans, sweet corn etc), a trifle sponge pudding (jelly, evaporated milk, canned fruit, custard, cake flour, eggs) and finally some juice (any mix-a-drink).

I am also collecting second hand clothes and toys for the children as well as the needy.

The venue will be at the Thomas Riddle Moth Hall on Koeberg Main Road at 2pm on Monday December 23, and anyone is invited to come along.

For more information contact Elizabeth at 084 653 7309 or And to all readers, please put a present under your Christmas tree for your pets. They also deserve to be treated on this special day.