We are looking at changing the lives of the people in white squatter camps, we are currently busy with a project with Kraaifontein settlement in Cape Town and starting with the first in Amanzimtoti KwaZulu Natal.Changing 1 squatter camp 1 meal at a time.
We ask that people open their hearts and minds to help the less fortunate and give them a better 2020.
Why we are doing this.
The Bible says that if you give a man a fish, he will eat today, but teach a man to fish and he will eat forever.
I was fortunate to be introduced to a friend, Leon, Leon they told me about a project that he and his wife is involved with and what they are doing to help farmers suffering due to the drought and the great success they are having with their project. It was not just someone giving money, it was something that the farmers are doing and are able to grow and create a constant money influx. This got me thinking about how I can make a change in someone life with what I am doing.
Yes, I am aware that there are various projects running and helping the farmers during this difficult time. Today people are doing fundraising for various causes and it is an ongoing process. They raise a bunch of money and then after a week or two they do it again. They never find a permanent solution. Something that can continue to support and provide to the group. People are good and time after time they open their wallets to help.
It struck me that I can do the same and giveback in a way that people can improve their lives every day, make the donation give over and over. I started thinking about where I can make a change. I thought about it and decided I wanted to make a change to the lives of people in the white squatter camps around South Africa.
The aim is to provide a group in need with something that can give them back their self-worth and respect. A permanent source of income to help and support their little community. This will not give a permanent solution where they can all just sit back and do nothing, what it will do is provide opportunity where they can have meals on the table and generate income that they can assist residence to do more.
The food truck will be operated by the people living in the camp under our supervision. The money will be held in an account managed by representatives elected by the residence living in the camp and a representative of Linkedtohunting (Pty) Ltd.
This post will also be made available if a sponsor would like to be more hands-on. This will be done to ensure that the project is success that will be lasting.
Licencing and permitting will be done by Linkedtohunting (Pty) Ltd. Arrangements for attending fairs and events will also be done in conjunction with the camp and Linkedtohunting (Pty) Ltd.
What do we do?
Braaivleis & Bier is the first Food Truck that provides the three most important “B’s” in any South African menu. Braaivleis & Beer & Biltong.
The food truck was design and layout have many unique fittings designed by our team. It is a first to have a build-in braai inside the Food Truck.
Why do we need sponsors and supporters?
With a donation it is not a once off amount that will help one person for one day, your donation will keep on giving every day.
The initial cost of the Food Truck is substantial with the initial stock to start.
Uniforms for the residence
Our goal and time frame.
We are looking to generate R 250,000.00 for the project. This is explained in detail further down.
Our tipping point is R 145,000.00. If this goal is not met all sponsors and supporter’s money will be refunded.
The construction of the Food Truck takes about 3 weeks and we hope to have it completed and delivered by mid-January 2020. This will be our belated Christmas gift to the settlement. A new hope for 2020.
There are a lot of forgotten people in South Africa and we want to ask you to open your heart to help them build something new for years to come.
If you have any questions you can contact us and we will be glad to answer them and put yourself at ease.
Wikus Smith MD Linkedtohunting (Pty) Ltd 082-268-2499 [email protected]
Charles Miskey Legal counsel 073-917-5653 [email protected]
Itanje Seymore Finance Officer 082-928-5976 [email protected]
Where will the Food Truck do business?
Depending on the area the Food Truck will be placed at various location to ensure the most effective location to unsure the highest sales. The Food Truck will also attend festivals as and when they are available.
Where will the food truck be parked?
The food truck will be placed in safe parking that is arranged by Linkedtohunting (Pty) Ltd with afterhours access only to authorised staff. Linkedtohunting (Pty) Ltd will drop the Food Truck at the location and collect the Food Truck at the end of the day.
Full stock take will be done everyday and restock will be done daily.
Will the truck be insured?
Linkedtohunting (Pty) Ltd will have the Food Truck on our insurance.
Ownership of the Food Truck?
The Food Truck will remain the property of Linkedtohunting (Pty) Ltd. The maintenance and up-keep of the Food Truck will be done by Linkedtohunting (Pty) Ltd.
If the Food truck is not utilised by the community it will allocated to another camp to improve their lives. The food truck is a means given to a camp to improve their life; it is not a right that they can do as they please. If they abuse or refuse this gift it will be allocated to a camp deserving.
Staff and personnel?
Due to the various backgrounds of the residence due diligence will be done on the residence that will be working with us. Since this is a project that affects all the residence various things that will be taken in consideration for working with the food truck is substance abuse issues, dependencies, criminal records will affect eligibility. Linkedtohunting (Pty) Ltd will spend time with the staff for training and ensuring success and competent staff from the camp.
Control and supervision
Linkedtohunting (Pty) Ltd will interview residence that would like to work in the food truck. A committee will be elected by residents with a company representative heading the committee. A bank account will be opened to control the money and make pay-outs.
What does the future hold? Can you follow them?
The food truck has Wi-Fi mounted outside cameras. As a sponsor and supporter, you will be able to log in and see live how things are going.
Sponsors can request to be included in the monthly report back that will be available via e-mail.
Food Truck Description
The Food Truck is custom build for the specific use as “Braaivleis & Bier” Food Truck.
Special design features are:
- Roof height of 2m (6,5m x 1,8m)
- Office / Storeroom - 1,5m x 1,8m
- Kitchen and serving area
- 2 axels with 15” tyres and Heavy-duty braking system
Equipment Fitted in the Food Truck:
1 x 2 Tap Keg Draft System
1 x 3 door under counter fridge
1 x 2 door under counter freezer
1 x Gas Plate Griller
1 x Gas Mesh Griller
1 x Double deep fryer
1 x 3 Plate Gas Stove
5 x Food warmers
1 x 1200mm Custom designed inside & outside build braai, with coal service hatch
1 x Double basin
2 x 25lt water supply
2 x Large gas cylinder box, lockable
1 x 8.8 kva petrol generator mounted at back of Food Truck fully enclosed
1 x Solar Power Supply, 8.8 kva with roof mounted solar panels
1 x Computer with POS with cash drawer
1 x Card machine
1 x Wi-Fi Hotspot equipment with unlimited data
1 x Sound system with 2 outside mounted speakers
1 x Office / Storeroom
3 x Serving Hatches
7 x Ventilation hatches
1 x 6m x 2m Canopy
2 x Inside live feed cameras
4 x Outside live feed cameras
2 x Outside mounted LED flood lights
How will the profits be utilised?
- Improving living conditions and services.
- Schooling for the children.
- Food parcels for residence.
- Assistance to attend interviews.
- Medical expenses.
- Maintenance within the camp.
- Needs within the camp that is approved by the committee.
As a Thank You for your support
We would like to thank you in advance for your support. No amount is too little, any amount will be greatly appreciated to ensure a new beginning for 2020.
All sponsors and supporters’ names will be printed on the Food Truck to show our appreciation.
A special thank you to bigger supporters Linkedtohunting (Pty) Ltd would like to offer them a special thank you.
R 250.00 Sponsor
Personalised “Braaier” Braaivleis & Bier T Shirt
R 500.00 Sponsor
Personalised “Braai Master” Braaivleis & Bier T Shirt
R 1,000.00 Sponsor
Personalised “Ultimate Braai Master” Braaivleis & Bier T Shirt with Set of “Braaivleis & Bier” AirPods