Good Shepherd soup kitchen service was started in 2006 by Brother Herman Michels SAC. He used his personal funding and the help from his benefactors in Germany to feed 300 children in Thembalethu; a poverty stricken location of George in South Africa. A place marked with unemployment and surge of refugees from other parts of Africa. Brother also fought mal-nutrition in the Kindergarten and Old Age Home by bringing fruits, eggs and drinks to them every Thursday.
Since Hermann left, in July 2013, we have continued to keep the project going. We still get help from Germany but also some local supports from Outeniqua bakery, Mr Meat butchery and from some individuals. However, these supports are not stable and predictable
I believe that God wants us to continue with the help of people like you. Any way you can help us and also get your friends to help us so that we can help the poor people. We are always in need and we would like to do more for these people.
We spend about R300 per/week for the ingredients of the soup, R200 on fruits, R400 workers’ payment, R200 on petrol and 500 on Gas. We do give eggs and yogurt when this is possible. The eggs R300 per/weeks and yogurt: 300 per/week. This brings it to about R2500 per/week. Which is more or less 200 USD. May God bless you as you consider this plea. We promise our continuous prayer and Mass for you and your family.
FR COSMAS ONWUKWE SAC