Founded in 2017 by a group of volunteers, Obs Pasta Kitchen is a community project based in Observatory, Cape Town. Centred around a ‘soup kitchen’ (but pasta, not soup) as a foundation for community upliftment, the idea is to bring people together around a meal and then take it a step further for those looking for more than a meal.
Various offshoots of the kitchen such as the life-changer programme called Working Wednesdays have developed, in line with the overall ethos of the Obs Pasta Kitchen, to “teach a man to fish”, creating long-term relationships and empowering people to elevate their lives. Areas we focus on include training and job-readiness, addiction programmes, physical and mental health and integrating people into other community programmes that may offer housing, support or other kinds of counselling required.
Sarah is one of the founding members and using digital communications (website, social media and PR) helped to develop a volunteer base and grow the funding for Obs Pasta Kitchen, which is entirely donation based.
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