A community service initiative by HEWS FOUNDATION, targeted at feeding the less privileged members of our society on a regular basis, with the ultimate vision to achieve a daily schedule.
Our aim is to serve our community by catering for the under-privileged and nourishing their needs.
Our Mission is to provide the poor and helpless one of the bare necessities of life, FOOD, in a healthy and hygienic manner REGULARLY!
MODE OF OPERATIONS
HEWS KITCHEN is a mobile soup kitchen concept, we take food out to the hungry, as the needy cannot afford the cost of travel to locations outside theirs!
Deploys a planner schedule to facilitate 100% efficiency of food supply to the poor
Food is cooked by Partners/Members from their domestic kitchens
TARGET / BENEFICIARIES
THE POOREST OF THE POOR IN OUR COMMUNITY!
Those who are deprived of at least 2 of the bare necessities of life.
Those who are deprived of 1 of the bare necessities of life.
FOOD FOR THOUGHT
BEFORE WE CAN THINK OF REHABILITATION OF THE POOR, WE HAVE TO PUT FOOD IN HIS STOMACH FIRST FOR HIM TO STAY ALIVE TO FUNCTION PHYSICALLY, MENTALLY AND SPIRITUALLY!
WE NEED YOU! REQUIREMENTS From A HEWS KITCHEN PARTNER
A GOOD HEART
A POSITIVE DISPOSITION
WILLINGNESS TO SHARE
WILLINGNESS TO SERVE WITH ZERO EXPECTATION OF REWARD
HAS ACCESS TO BASIC COOKING UTENSILS (STOVE, POTS AND PANS)
IS NOT DEPRIVED OF ANY OF THE BARE NECESSITIES OF LIFE
What HEWS Kitchen requires from Partners & Volunteers
Willingness to prepare meals on a small/medium/large scale and distribute
Assistance to collect food resources from sources in cases whereby alliances are activated with food vendors
Spearheading initiatives for raising donations in cash, food items, vehicles, personnel etc
Spreading the word about the activities of HEWS Kitchen
Identify indigents in their environs in need of assistance
What are we cooking?
menu list cost/head
Rice + stew + beef = 233 naira
Cost of a pack of food inclusive of pure water per head
Cost of a pack of food inclusive of pure water and logistics per head
270/ person approximately
Cost analysis continued
Cost of feeding 25 persons 6,750 approx
Cost of feeding 50 persons 13,500 approx
Cost of feeding 75 persons 20,250 approx
Cost of feeding 100 persons 27,000 approx
Cost of feeding 200 persons 54,000 approx
Strategies for Sustainability
Volunteers to cook from their individual kitchens Vigilant cost reduction eg source for food items in bulk and from wholesale markets continuous recruitments of more volunteers for support Systematic sourcing for funding and grants from organisations and individuals Constant and effective coordination of volunteers’ activities per schedules and assisting with challenges identified Liaisons with religious bodies to support their welfare activities Annual planner displays A-Z of activities for the year Partners cook once in 3months ie 4 times a year Supplementary services on festivities seasons, ALL kitchens cook!
Help for the widows! HEWS Kitchen will employ the services of widows to cook for volunteers unable to cook on their designated dates. This will enable the widows to earn a living and give them a sense of achievement. Idea of cost of service per widow N2,500 per service, plus reimbursement of transport cost
CONCLUSION THIS IS THE FIRST STEP TOWARDS A MORE COMPREHENSIVE REHABILITATION ALIGNING WITH HEWS FOUNDATION’S GOALS TO PULL PEOPLE OUT OF POVERTY, HOMELESSNESS, IGNORANCE AND DISEASES! REGULAR INTERACTION WITH THE POOR IN THEIR LOCATION IS A POINT OF CONTACT TOWARDS DEPLOYING OTHER COMPLEMENTARY SERVICES.