Date published: Posted on 08 November 2016
KFC’s Add Hope – now in its seventh year – has found a powerful way to unite staff and customers in the fight against hunger. Add Hope partners with over 110 beneficiary organisations to feed over 110 000 children every day across the country, helping them learn, grow and thrive. With World Hunger Month having kicked off in October, Add Hope continues to shine a spotlight on hunger issues in South Africa and the beneficiaries it supports.
In the second leg of their World Hunger Month roadshow, Add Hope visited Home of Hope in Tableview, Cape Town with local media and KFC team members from surrounding stores. The day began with an introduction from resident social worker, Bianca Breytenbach on the home and the kind of children they support. Home of Hope specialises in supporting children who have been affected by Fetal Alchohol Syndrome (FAS), a condition developed by a mother consuming alcohol during pregnancy which results in various disorders.
Home of Hope houses children ranging from new-borns to 18 year olds, who are fed three nutritious meals and two snacks daily at their Table View home. Guests were then entertained by beautiful singing and dancing from the children and were then shown a tour of the grounds where they were able to see where the children live, sleep, learn and play.
Image 1: Children being fed red apples as a snack before playtime
Image 2: Simba, one of the children who live at Home of Hope playing on the jungle gym at playtime
Image 3: A KFC team member and 10 year old Ruth Brook at playtime
Image 4: A little girl from Home of Hope hoola-hooping with the KFC team members
Image 5: 12 year old Shelton Brook, 10 year old Ruth Brook and 15 year old Patrick Brook enjoying the day’s activities