Boschendal partners with Pebbles Project to feed local Dwarsrivier community

Monday, 18 May, 2020
Matie Media, Tyler Setzer
Boschendal Wine Estate has partnered with a local non-profit organisation to help feed vulnerable communities within the Dwarsrivier Valley. The partnership between Boschendal and Pebbles Project commenced on 6 April, and involves Boschendal donating fresh produce to the Pebbles Kitchen, said Wilmien Wicomb, in-house counsel and community organiser at Boschendal.

Boschendal’s donations are then used to prepare meals and food packs, which are distributed within the Kylemore, Lanquedoc and Meerlust Bosbou areas, said Wicomb.

According to Wicomb, Pebbles Kitchen prepares around 1 600 meals a week for Lanquedoc and Kylemore, two communities surrounding Boschendal. Along with this, Pebbles Kitchen is preparing about 75 food parcels a week for Meerlust Bosbou, she said. 

“Trying to keep getting food into the valley is first priority for us,” Wicomb said. 

A larger feeding scheme

The collaboration between Pebbles Project and Boschendal is part of a larger emergency feeding scheme that Pebbles Project has been operating in and around Stellenbosch during the lockdown, said Dominic Johnson-Allen, consultant for new projects at Pebbles. 

It was under this larger feeding scheme, and between cooked meals and food packs, that Pebbles Project was able to prepare and distribute around 145 000 meals throughout Stellenbosch during the month of April, said Johnson-Allen. 

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