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Soup kitchen aids needy


Humanitarian Sue Wolmarans (57), founder of Sue’s Soup Kitchen received a new gas stove after cooking on an open fire for years. The donation was made by the president of the Lions Club of East London West, Cyril Raitt (71).


Wolmarans started the soup kitchen in her home in Milner Estate two years ago after she frequently had children on her doorstep begging for food. She decided to run a soup kitchen on Saturdays since the Without Walls Christian Center opposite her house only fed people on weekdays.


“I do not have much to offer, I receive a lot of support from the Lions Club and friends. This has really helped to keep the soup kitchen going,” said Wolmarans who feeds close to 80 people every Saturday.


Wolmarans recently had her electricity cut off due to tempering and back payments but that did not stop her from feeding the hungry. She set up a small area on her backyard where she used firewood to cook her meals.


She also sells hats and socks that she sews to make money to assist with the running of the soup kitchen. She is assisted by her son and youngest daughter who prepare the food.

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