Home-baked bread ahead
We’ve got an exciting two-for- one project in the pipeline at Jabavu, where we’ve taken delivery of second-hand industrial baking equipment.
The bakery was generously donated by Tiger Brands, and we aim to use it to produce items like bread and scones.
“We’re buying about 850 loaves of bread a day for our feeding scheme at almost R11 per loaf. Imagine if we could replace this with home-baked bread?" says ACFS Executive Director Phindile Hlalele.
"Having our own bakery will also enable us to sell baked goods like scones, muffins and cream cakes to the community for functions like weddings and funerals.”
ACFS will select local community members to undergo bakery training. This gives the bakery its second function: a valuable skills development tool. We extend a heartfelt ‘thank you’ to Tiger Brands for this great asset – and look forward to heating up these ovens in the not-too-distant future.
Pictured right: Jabavu cook, Evelyn Batji, uses 50 loaves a day to make peanut butter sandwiches for hungry children. We hope our centres will soon be using our own home-baked bread.