A helping hand for those in need

The Honeybun Foundation did their bit for Mandela Day.

The Honeybun Foundation in Plumstead distributed 670 sandwiches for Mandela Day on Saturday July 18.

The sandwiches were donated to various people in need in Athlone, Wetton, Wynberg, Salt River and Southfield.

“We are so grateful to members of the Plumstead residents’ Facebook page, who donated and made this possible today – thank you all for your donations and thank you for doing your bit,” said founder and director of the foundation, Stephen Langman, who distributed the sandwiches from the boot of his car.

Mr Langman said most of the sandwiches had gone to the men who often sat on the side of the road in the hope of finding work, and the leftover sandwiches had then gone to people living on the street.

Mr Langman said he would be handing out sandwiches again today, Thursday July 23.

Cynthia Zwick, from the Plumstead Residents’ Association and Surrounding Areas Facebook Group, said she had driven down Rosmead Avenue with a heavy heart because so many men were waiting for work.

“It is so sad. I would love to drop off some sarmies for Thursday morning,” she said.

If you are also interested in donating, email honeybunfoundation@gmail.com or send a message to Stephen Langman on Facebook.

The Honeybun Foundation is a Cape Town-based non-profit organisation founded in 2014.

It began by assisting the Victoria Lodge informal settlement in Southfield through regularly providing food and warm meals to its residents.

During lockdown, the foundation assembled care packages that were delivered to homes in the southern suburbs for those who no longer had an income.