Sibaya Casino and the Sibaya Community Trust recently partnered with Food for Life Africa in serving up to 9 000 plates of nutritious plant based food during the recent unrest in the Tongaat, Verulam, Phoenix and Durban surrounding areas.
The Sibaya Trust and Sibaya Casino’s donation of R45 000 was used to provide piping hot meals for the Verulam community, which was particularly hard hit during the violence.
Sibaya General Manager Myan Moodley said that Sibaya was only too pleased to be able to assist. “When members of our community are starving, we see it as our duty to redouble our efforts and help.”
Food for Life Africa’s River Range Ranch Chairman, Mr Vick Panday said, “When we called on the Trust for help during the recent riots, they said yes immediately. Our kitchen produce an average of 160 000 meals a month, but during the recent unrest we stepped up production to 229 000 plates of delicious food.”
The kitchen was launched 18 months ago, at the start of the Covid-19 Corona Virus pandemic hard lock and has so far served 2.8 million plates of food, all of which is plant-based.
“We are constantly looking for partnerships with companies like Sibaya Casino because there is an insatiable need. Food for Life Africa serves more than a million cooked vegetarian meals on a daily basis, with many branches in various parts of KwaZulu-Natal. If we can make our country a hunger free one, most of the lootings and other crime will stop” said Panday.