A Sea Vista resident, Lorensha George, has rallied to the plight of the sick and infirm in Sea Vista by offering to provide food for them each day, which she delivers to their homes.
And this Friday 18 July (Mandela’s Birthday) they will be served a special meal in their houses.
However, Lorensha and her husband, who are charitable folk, have to dig deep into their pockets to find food money for these people, the forgotten folk of Sea Vista. Pensioners only get payment once a month and it is often insufficient to buy food for a whole month .
The current soup kitchens assist the poor and needy children in the area and some of the sick and infiirm. These poor children are now thankfully receiving huge donations or food parcels from businesses such as the Kouga Wind Farm and SuperSpar, but the vast majority of sick and elderly have to rely on family, if they have family, or on people such as Lorensha and her husband.
Some of the sick or invalids have no food and cannot take their medications on empty stomachs, Lorensha says. So Lorensha started cooking a meal which she cooks between 1 and 4 pm from her house in Sewende Street every day except Sunday.
Lorensha herself then takes the cooked food to the houses or shacks of the people who are too sick or infirm and dishes a meal up for them. This couple started providing this free service two years ago without receiving any financial aid from elsewhere. They are striving to help these folk who are too old or weak to help themselves.
However, the sheer numbers of sick and infirm have put a strain on the couple’s pocket so that they are unable to feed everyone. So some needy people have to go without meals for days sometimes.
All food parcels currently collected in St Francis Bay go to the soup kitchens only.
An appeal has been made for anyone who has food they can donate for the sick and infirm people in Sea Vista, to call Lorensha on 072 553 9654. She will then be able to feed more elderly and infirm.
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