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Covid-19 Relief Feeding Schemes
The Royal Portfolio
The Royal Portfolio Foundation is actively supporting and running numerous feeding schemes which aim to provide temporary relief to the most vulnerable children and their families in response to the Covid-19 pandemic.
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Many South Africans live in poverty, and since the onset of the national lockdown, the need for food assistance has dramatically increased. The Royal Portfolio Foundation is actively supporting and running numerous feeding schemes which aim to provide temporary relief to the most vulnerable children and their families in response to the Covid-19 pandemic.
The feeding schemes which The Royal Portfolio Foundation supports focus on the well-being and development of vulnerable children, their care-givers and their families. Children need a nutrient-rich diet to support healthy brain development from a young age. Shortages of various nutrients can impair cognitive and motor development, and these effects are often irreversible. The national lockdown has brought increased financial pressure to primary caregivers and parents who are now facing extreme financial difficulty and less support from the National School Nutrition Programme as their children are unable to attend school and receive vital meals.
Many of our feeding schemes also support children and vulnerable communities within our existing projects. The Royal Portfolio Foundation and staff at Birkenhead House have set up a feeding scheme which operates from the hotel. La Residence and The Silo Hotel have partnered with meaningful feeding schemes in their surrounding areas.
The Silo Hotel
Atlantic Hope is a safe house for vulnerable babies, providing temporary and immediate placement within a safe and loving environment. The Royal Portfolio Foundation together with the contributions from our TRP guests have secured formula to feed all the babies at Atlantic Hope for the remainder of the year, as well as committing to provide safe, private daily transport to the in-house carers when needed.
Leliebloem House is a non-profit Child & Youth Care Centre which serves as a home-away-from-home for children who have been removed from troubled families by the state. Since the start of the Covid-19 pandemic, their food bills have dramatically increased as the children are no longer being fed at school as well as some funding avenues having ceased due to the economic crisis. The Royal Portfolio Foundation has committed to subsidize feeding all 68 children and the caregivers who live at Leliebloem House.
Ladles of Love is an extensive community project dedicated to feeding those in need in the Cape Town area through their Soup Kitchens and Food & Sandwich Drives. The Royal Portfolio Foundation and staff at The Silo Hotel support the amazing work done by Ladles of Love on a volunteer basis. As of 24 June 2020, Ladles of Love have served over 2 Million meals since 20 March 2020.
The Royal Portfolio Foundation has partnered with the Isabelo, ‘Feeding Hungry Minds’ initiative started by chef Margot Janse. By offering our support and donating weekly funds, Isabelo with the assistance of the Royal Portfolio Foundation and other donors, are able to provide vulnerable families throughout the Franschhoek area with nutritious meals. As of 5 May 2020, Isabelo has had an output of 12,000 meals per week and counting.
Wes-Eind is a local Primary School just a short drive from La Residence who focus on education and the well-being of its 570 learners. The Royal Portfolio Foundation and the staff at La Residence have been supporting Wes-Eind for many years. In partnership with J&R Tours, The Royal Portfolio Foundation has committed to donating funds as well as food contributions to the Wes-Eind feeding scheme which currently supports 1200 children and their parents. Our chefs from La Residence also volunteer at Wes-Eind Primary School by preparing meals which are then delivered by J&R Tours to the most vulnerable children and their families in the Franschhoek valley.
Royal Malewane & Birkenhead House
Since 2009 it has been our mission to create meaningful change in the lives of the children of the Sigagule Crèche, which is situated in the nearby village of Sigagule about 10kms from Royal Malewane.
In response to Covid-19, The Royal Portfolio Foundation and the staff at Royal Malewane have continued to support the children of the Sigagule Community by contributing towards the SAME Centre (South African Medical Expedition) based in Acornhoek through the donation of instant porridge as well as volunteering where needed. The SAME Centre provides medical care, food and HIV testing to orphans and vulnerable children in the local community.
Masibulele Creche is situated in the Zwelihle area, a 15 Minute drive from Birkenhead House. In response to the Covid-19 pandemic, The Royal Portfolio Foundation and staff at Birkenhead House have set up their own feeding scheme which supports the most vulnerable children at Masibulele Creche and their families. The chefs and dedicated staff prepare meals and pack food parcels at Birkenhead House which are then distributed in the community once a week.
The Royal Portfolio Foundation Itinerary
Increasingly guests are looking to travel with a purpose, they want to get involved and enjoy a deeper connection with the destinations that they visit. The Royal Portfolio Foundation Itinerary is a version of our 10 night Royal Itinerary that incorporates a number of community and conservation activities that are both educational and practical. An itinerary that allows guests to get beneath the surface of South Africa that can be tailored to your particular interests and passions. Learn more about The Royal Portfolio Foundation Itinerary here.
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