In 2010, OFM decided to make a contribution on behalf all its clients towards a project that assists those in need. The budget the radio station would have allocated towards buying a small gift for its clients at the end of the year was instead used as a contribution to a children’s feeding scheme, Feed My Starving Children.
The scheme is giving more than 10 000 malnourished central South African children a nutritious meal on a daily basis. This project started early in 2011 and is being administered by the Adventist Development and Relief Agency of South Africa through organisations that care for the less fortunate people of central South Africa.
The organisations that benefit are:
- Bana Pele – who care for children diagnosed with life-limiting and life threatening conditions in Bloemfontein, Thaba Nchu, Exelsior and Ladybrand.
- Lerato Vulnerable Child Care Centre – who care for orphaned children affected by disease and malnutrition in Wepener, Van Stadensrus and Boesmanskop.
- North West Hospice – who render services to children which include child protection in Klerksdorp, Schweizer-Renecke and Wolmaransstad
- Northern Cape Meals On Wheels – who support 54 crèches and 134 soup kitchens and/or feeding schemes in Kimberley and the greater Northern Cape?
Visit http://www.facebook.com/pages/ADRA-South-Africa/147245132018801 for more information on Feed My Starving Children.