Organisation needs help raising funds

Sheradia Brown runs Breaking Breads feeding programme.

A charity is trying raise R10 000 through crowd-funding to keep feeding the homeless in Salt River and Observatory.

Breaking Bread Community Development started in 2015 with a group of overseas students who held a weekly mobile soup kitchen in Observatory.

Director Martyn Armstrong said the non-profit provided two meals a day to the homeless and worked with other organisations to find them shelter, overcome addictions and reunite with their families.

Mr Armstrong said the charity had drawn support from the Salt River community, family, friends and local businesses, but it was hoped the BackaBuddy drive for R10 000 would help to secure the feeding scheme’s future.

Mr Armstrong said costs were kept to a minimum and one employee, Sheradia Brown, ran the feeding programme from her home in Salt River, as well as an after-school programme for children in the holidays.

Mr Armstrong said the organisation had raised more than R90 000 previously through the BackaBuddy for its feeding scheme.

Visit www.backabuddy.co.za/breaking-bread-backabuddy-winter-2019 to donate.