On 18 July 2019, in celebration of Mandela day, members of the PCO Alliance Network lent a hand at Fred and Martie’s Soup Kitchen.


The soup kitchen makes over 400 000 meals a year and supports the local under-privileged community of Claremont, Johannesburg through multiple outreach, support and feeding schemes.

This Mandela Day, members of the PCOAN gave their time and donated resources to this inspiring institution. We made 300 hotdogs for the children’s lunches and packed 300 goodie bags of chips, biscuits and sweets for them to take home. We loved getting to know and helping these special little people, who thoroughly enjoyed being spoilt!

Fred and Martie’s Soup Kitchen was started almost 40 years ago, in 1981, by Fred and Martie Hughes. Now, their children, Yolindie and Riaan Oberholzer, continue that work. With the help of a team of dedicated volunteers, the soup kitchen improves the lives of the most vulnerable members of the Claremont community.

To help out or donate, you can find Fred and Martie’s Soup Kitchen online and on Facebook. The soup kitchen is a registered public benefit and non-profit organisation with an 80% BEE certification A IT18A certificate can be issued if required.