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A nutritious pot of soup, full of goodness

Soup Kitchens are unfortunately an essential part of the community where work is scarce and often seasonal. They help in making the difference between a wretched existence and a future with some small hope. The Rotary Club of Stanford, with the much valued support of The Rotary Club of Claremont’s Outreach Grant, makes a tremendous difference to the lives of the poor, the sick and the unemployed who depend on a daily meal at the Soup Kitchens which the club support. As a small club of only nine members we simply don’t have the manpower to throw at every project, but we do have the experience to co-ordinate and empower the local community to help themselves. The main function of Stanford Rotary in supporting our local Soup Kitchens is the provision of food supplies and gas, and co-ordinating the efforts of those in the community who care enough to prepare the meals without financial reward. At present we offer approximately 450 meals per day (Monday to Thursday) with a different kitchen in operation each day. We also provide basic food items for a Food Bank (which operates on Fridays) to enable those in greatest need to have food over the weekends when the soup kitchens are closed.

 

Folk waiting for the kitchen to open

Folk waiting for the kitchen to open

A nutritious pot of soup, full of goodness

A nutritious pot of soup, full of goodness

The Elderly are served first

The Elderly are served first

Patiently waiting for their serving

Patiently waiting for their serving

Peter Trebble
Peter Trebble
"Past President Peter Trebble joined Rotary Claremont in late 2007. Peter has served as Club Secretary, President Elect and as Club President 2011/12. Peter has also served on the District 9350 Public Relations Committee for 5 years. Peter’s theme for Rotary Claremont for 2011/12 was ‘Fun with a Purpose’ emphasizing that if Rotarians have fun it enables them to give more of themselves in “service above self”. Peter’s particular Rotary vision is to encourage Rotary membership to grow world-wide. The dream and task is for enthusiastic young Rotarians to join our organisation and to be mentored by much respected senior Rotarians. Currently, Peter’s drive for Rotary Claremont is to procure Corporate Partnership Funding and he has successfully facilitated the major partnership that has been struck between the Lewis Group and Rotary Claremont for additional funding to strengthen the Club’s flagship “Injongo” Project. The pilot of this major Educare Project was implemented as part of the current Rotary Claremont 3/5 Year Strategic Plan which was launched during Peter’s year as Club President 2011/12. Peter’s other focus is to facilitate Rotary Claremont’s Outreach Program for smaller District 9350 clubs. During 2013/14 ten clubs were involved in meaningful projects, after having received funding directly from Rotary Claremont. Peter’s personal Community Service Projects have centred around assistance to Safe Havens and Children’s Homes for abused and abandoned infants and little ones."

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