Practical compassion
motivated by love.



With the help of generous donations the KZN food relief projects were all fully funded.

A helicopter and a fixed wing plane dropped food in Northern KZN.

Two trucks went from Gqeberha to KZN South Coast.

And a large truck took food for 620 households from Jo'burg to KZN North Coast.

We are grateful that we could be part of this relief effort.


All our partner community kitchens are hubs of care for the people they serve food to. These women and men, who run the kitchens, look out for the most vulnerable children and their needs.

One need that has been highlighted is the need for school shoes. We are beginning to look at ways to address this need.



Please consider giving to MercyAids again as we work to meet the increase in food needed during the third wave.

Covid-19: Our 2021 Response

Feeding the hungry

The crisis may have abated but there are still many hungry people. We are no longer supporting  the large number of kitchens. Currently we are ...


Developing sustainable safe spaces

In keeping with our #morethansoup thinking, we are...

Covid-19: Our 2020 Response

Feeding the hungry in a crisis

Keeping with our vision, mission and practice for our 15 years as an organisation, we responded to the impact of the lockdown in April - which was huge and widespread - with practical support in the form of food and emotional/psychosocial care.


We are still asking for financial donations to help us help community care workers meet the continued need for food support. And we are asking for financial donations for the developmental projects and programs that will help create safer communities for our children and those who care for them with the soup kitchens and gardens at the centre of care.

Donating details here 

Please fill out the Donor Information form, and check the Section 18a box if you require a tax receipt.