Day 7 – Jenny Morris joined us on the 7th league of out 16 Days for youth journey which saw the team out in the Darling. The morning saw the team bright and early in the kitchen making hundreds of sandwiches for the children in the town who often sit through an entire day at school without eating. In true Giggling Gourmet fashion, Jenny made sure that the sandwiches were as delicious as possible. A selection of ham and cheese, plain cheese and peanut butter and jam were prepared for the kids. The team then hit then road and did a few door to door deliveries to schools in the area that really needed it.
More from Darling as the kitchen is in full swing ready to feed the masses of children who will be popping on by after school. The chefs were hard at work chopping my veggies, and cooking pasta for a delicious lunch. The rest of the team were busy making the foundation ready for the brand new container shop which would see the DRESS project’s expansion. DRESS is a non-profit community organisation in Darling which invites ALL children between the ages of 4 -14 to become recycling agents who clean up our environment and keep it free of rubbish. The project is managed and run by a group of grown-up volunteers from our community. This includes people from Jakkalsfontein and Yzerfontein.
DAY 7 wrap and we leave Darling in safe hands with Aunty Vivian who will be opening her own soup kitchen thanks to the resources we were able to supply her. The final handover of the afternoon included the newest edition to the Darling Recycling Swop Shop! A new 12m container to empower the community and provide the kids with much needed life skills like finance.