“Optimism is true moral courage.” – Ernest Shackleton
Here at Courage, we have defined a common theme: Action. The current crisis demands that we walk the talk. Our plan for 2021 is to continue to be active in our community thanks to the generosity and aid we have received from some truly amazing partners, volunteers and benevolent donors.
As so aptly expressed by Gordon Aeschliman, founder of one of our main partnerships, the Love in a Bowl community: “For the Hout Bay community, this past year is the story of people who came together in a beautiful spirit of Love, Action, Unity and Kindness.”
Love in a Bowl is the Community of Hout Bay….individuals, NGOs, restaurants, yard services, Educares, Mamas, children, parents, growers, health workers, landowners, faith centres, brokers, fishers, hikers, business owners. Their shared commitment is to ensure the provision of healthy, locally grown food to the most vulnerable children and elderly of the Community. This community effort and others will continue to grow on the strong foundation set in 2020.
The loss and sadness that has been suffered over the past year by so many was mirrored in its greatest form for the Courage initiative when we had to say goodbye to our Founder, Lea Froman. Her wonderful legacy lives on strong through the efforts of the Courage community.
The root of the word “Courage” is cor – the Latin word for heart. In one of its earliest forms, the word courage meant “To speak one’s mind by telling all one’s heart.” Lea told her whole heart when she launched Courage in April 2020, on the eve of her first round of serious invasive surgery to try to beat her pancreatic cancer. She said then that she had no fear, as she knew how loved and supported she was in her battle to survive her greatest challenge. She was launching Courage as she wanted to support the hungry of Hout Bay, so that they, too, could face life without fear in their battle against the myriad of challenges spawned by Covid-19.
However, at Courage we have equally experienced the compassion of a remarkable community who have shown perseverance, support and spirit. The generosity of our donors and partners from every walk of life has helped us to make sure the most vulnerable are not going hungry during the pandemic.
A special thank you to exceptionally generous donors who have really been instrumental in supporting our new growing operations with Love in a Bowl.
The Scheinberg Relief Fund, represented by the Aria Property Group, have made a significant donation to the Courage/Love in a Bowl upscale project which will provide continual food to the needy and vulnerable in our community. We could not have commenced on this journey without their substantial contribution.
The King Baudouin Foundation United States (KBFUS), based on a grant recommendation made by Mr. David and Ms. Tracey Frankel has also supported Courage with a noteworthy donation.
The New Year, will see our focus on continuing to assist and serve the Hout Bay community through our strong partnership with Love in a Bowl to grow and supply veggies for those most vulnerable.
DECEMBER STATS ️
4,174 KG’s of Our Organic Veggies Donated to 26 Community Programmes
20,665 Nutritious Meals Served through Our Partners
1,033 Vulnerable Neighbours in Our Community Served Veggies Daily
This year, the best way to show Courage and support is by buying fresh organic veggies from the community, so why not consider ordering your weekly veggies directly from Love in a Bowl? These veggies are locally grown, they are organic with no chemicals. Your order helps to provide jobs to almost 38 local community members and the revenues from your support helps us provide food to 26 community kitchens in Hout Bay. The veggies are efficiently delivered straight to your door through our trusted Hout Bay partner, Home Heroes
It’s as easy as selecting your preferred veggie bag below:
Should you wish to simply support through donations please visit the Love in a Bowl website