The South African Fill-a-Bag
Feed-a-Family Feeding Scheme
About
Fill-A-Bag Feed-A-Bag, Irene currently contributes to five main beneficiaries.  Find out more about them here
Bag contents
Money Collection & Bag Distribution
The contents of the bag
Volunteers packing groceries into bags
The contents of the bag were designed  in order to provide the most nutrition for a family with limited preparation facilities
 
  • 2.5 kg         White Mealie Meal
  • 410 g         Peanut butter
  • 500 g         White Kidney Beans
  • 500 g         Brown Speckled Beans
  • 500 g         Powdered Milk - no blends
  • 2 x 1 kg     Samp
  • 1 kg             Sugar
  • 500 g         Salt
  • 200 g         Savoury Soya Mince
 
Please see the Bag Layout as to how to pack your bag.
 

The pack dates for 2016 are:

   
22 February
29 March
3 May
31 May
27 June
25 July
22 August
26 September
24 October
14 November
28 November
 
The Fill-a-Bag Feed-a-Family Feeding Scheme is run by a Chairperson and a Committee which consists of fifteen members.  Meetings are held once a month to discuss finances, projects and related issues.  Once a month, two committee members order and shop en masse for the required groceries.  These are then delivered to St Martins-in-the-Field by Makro.  The bags are then packed at the meeting and locked away until delivery to the beneficiaries
 
In addition, a number of parishoners collect empty Fill-a Bags from the church and buy the grocery items themselves. They then fill the bags at home and return them to the church.  This method is extrememely humbling as one can see the staple goods alongside the other items that one tends to pop into a trolley.
 
Fill-a-Bag Feed-a-Family is a registered Non Profit Organisation and a Public Benefit Organisation.  The finances are audited anually by Prof. MH Crosbie CA (SA) pro bono.  There is complete integrity in the process between receiving your donation and getting it, in the form of food, to the recipient.  100% of the donation is used for food as all our Committee members give freely of their time. In addition, Makro delivers to the church free of charge and  Werner Heneke donates his time and transport to take bags to Klipgat in the Winterveld.