Soup, that vital mixture of warmth and nutrious food that gets many people through a cold day, and Soup kitchens are a vital part of our ministry to those less fortunate. As the weather continues with its stormy days, there are many people out there on the streets that are needing assistance. Along with our partnership with M.E.S, we have other practical ways where we assist.
We at Durbanville Methodist Church, along with other churches in the Durbanville area, support a local Soup kitchen.
Some “facts” with regards to the Soup Kitchen
- Soup is served to approximately 40 to 60 homeless persons every week Monday to Friday between 09:00 and 10:00.
- Our “new” premises is behind Shoprite (at the taxi rank in Durbanville).
- DMC and four other churches (NG, Baptist, Presbyterian & Catholic) are involved on a rotational basis; Friday being DMC’s day.
- At DMC we have six teams with a seventh being added shortly; the company Fullfacing in Contermanskloof having expressed the desire to be involved as a complete team – providing soup and serving.The DMC roster will therefore be changed to accommodate seven teams
How can you help?
We have a soup requirement of ±50 litres of hot nutritious soup to be delivered to the Soup Kitchen every Friday.
If hot soup cannot be provided, prepared soup in 2 litre ice-cream containers can be delivered to the church to be frozen for future use.
To find out more about how you can help, please contact Maryna Lureman, through the church office. Also, visit our Social Concerns page to see where else you can get involved.