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Hunger for Veggie growth

Published Date: 
Friday, November 1, 2013
Source: 
northglennews.co.za/Local Buzz

Hunger for Veggie growth

Sibaya Casino’s Corporate Social Investment (CSI) team put their hands to the plough in aid of the Angel Projects, Domino Foundation Vegetable Tunnel development. The first phase of the tunnels took place on Tuesday 22 October where 2 000 seedlings were planted by the Sibaya CSI team.

The casino has sponsored one tunnel, to the value of R144 799, with the vegetables grown in this tunnel used to sustain the Domino Foundation’s soup kitchen. The soup kitchen has been running for the last three years in Brookdale, Phoenix. The Domino Foundation is a community based non-profit organization, working in the Amaoti area.

The foundation runs a soup kitchen which provides 2 500 children twice a day, at 30 crèches. These crèches fall under the early childhood development programs , which are run by the foundation.

The tunnels will assist towards the soup kitchen’s grocery bill by enabling the foundation to sell vegetables to the community at a reduced rate as well as educating the community on how to grow their own vegetable garden.

 

Sibaya Casino’s Corporate Social Investment (CSI) team built a vegetable tunnel to help The Domino Foundation with the daily soup kitchen.