While the virus itself poses a significant potential threat, the more immediate concern in the Helderberg are the hundreds of people going hungry each day.
In the midst of such darkness, there are beautiful glimmers of light. In some ways, COVID-19 has achieved what years of democracy could not; it has levelled the playing field.
Across our nation, despite physical distancing, people are reaching out to one another in beautiful new ways. People are realising the value of human life. They’re realising that people matter more than things. They’re realising that in order for me and mine to do well, you and yours need to do well. They’re realising that we all have a role to play.
WHO WE ARE
Birthed out of New Generation Church’s 245 Fund (which exists to care for the impoverished within the church community) Taste + See is a collaboration of several local churches in the Basin teaming together with the broader public to serve the local community.
WHAT WE DO
Every week we put together food parcels for those in the Helderberg who need them most.
These parcels include essential food. The food has been determined in consultation with a nutritionist and a dietician to ensure that it is nutritious, palatable and culturally acceptable.
What’s in a name?
In feeding those in need, we want them to taste and see that the food is good, but as churches, we also hope to convey something of the heart of Psalm 34:4-10.
I sought the Lord, and he answered me
and delivered me from all my fears.
Those who look to him are radiant,
and their faces shall never be ashamed.
This poor man cried, and the Lord heard him
and saved him out of all his troubles.
The angel of the Lord encamps
around those who fear him, and delivers them.
Oh, taste and see that the Lord is good!
Blessed is the man who takes refuge in him!
Oh, fear the Lord, you his saints,
for those who fear him have no lack!
The young lions suffer want and hunger;
but those who seek the Lord lack no good thing.