WHERE A LITTLE GOES A LONG WAY…

In 2018, Stratum Benefits and Stratum Cares joined forces with A+ Porridge with one purpose in mind to provide a nutritious meal to those in need.

Where Stratum Cares previously made it its mission to fund lifechanging surgeries for children who desperately needed a helping hand, our new passion and drive is to provide as many meals to as many children and adults as possible. Although the decision was a hard one, we believe we can reach more people in a shorter space of time by giving them the one thing that so many people go without.

Our goal is to provide a meal to 1 million people by the end of 2021. Are we getting there? Steadily and confidently!

Since December 2018, we’ve distributed 16 354 tons of porridge to various charities and organisations across South Africa. Let’s put this in more relatable terms – we’ve managed to send 327 080 children to school every morning for 2.5 years… meal in tummy.

We still have a way to go before we reach our target, but it’s doable and we’ll continue giving it our perfect effort.

If you know of a charity or organisation, a household, a church group, a school or senior citizens home that could use our help, let us know and we’ll be in touch to put it into action.

“Thank you so much for the above donations for which we are so grateful. Most of the December delivery has been delivered to our project in North West which covers the homes in Bodibe, Itsoseng, Verdwaal and Makouspan. It is very nutritious and a real benefit to the children in our care.”

“Thank you so much, it is really making a huge difference and helping us a lot, not only with the feeding, but also in our sustainability from a cost perspective.”

“We are also very active in the community, especially with food parcels, and could include these porridge packs.

“We are deeply grateful to you for partnering with us in responding to the safety, care and growth needs of all of our young people, families, schools and communities. Impacting on children, families and communities in a meaningful way is what develops “responsible citizens, contributors to family and community life in a spirit of peace, dignity, tolerance, equality and solidarity with others.”

“We are deeply grateful to you for partnering with us in responding to the safety, care and growth needs of all of our young people, families, schools and communities. Impacting on children, families and communities in a meaningful way is what develops “responsible citizens, contributors to family and community life in a spirit of peace, dignity, tolerance, equality and solidarity with others.”

“With support from our care givers and the local community, we strive to provide these children with the support of a nurturing “family”, in a non-discriminatory environment, that functions in harmony with society at large. Using this method, we believe it is possible to place a large percentage of healthy, well balanced and educated citizens back into society.”

“We provide in the needs of these children and we try to help each child to develop to their full potential. Our mission is that children of all backgrounds should be cared for according to the holistic approach, taking the constitution of the country into account so that the physical, religious, educational, welfare and social needs of the children may be met.”

“This initiative made it clear that HEROES do not only feature in Movies, but here at Fred and Martie’s Soup Kitchen we have our own HEROES, OUR STRATUM FAMILY…”