Extreme Ride 4 Hunger is a Meals On Wheels Northern Cape initiative. It is a 1000km 6 Day Cycle Tour which takes place annually from Kimberley to Cape Town. The aim is to raise awareness to the plight of the poor, and ultimate goal is to see a hunger free South Africa.
A team of cyclists cycle across the country raising awareness and bringing attention to the Meals On Wheels organisation and also stop of in each town to do charity drop off at schools and Meals on Wheels centres around the country.
Extreme Ride 4 Hunger accepts any support from individuals or companies to assist with this project. Whether taking part as a cyclist or becoming a sponsor any assistance is greatly appreciated.
This Challenge is for the adventurers, humanitarians, and those who simply want to make a difference. As a team you will be required to cycle to the various destination points. At some destinations you will be staying in guesthouses/hotels/lodges. Along the way we would like you to experience what Meals on Wheels Community Services is all about. We will be doing the following activities at the 5 chosen beneficiaries:
- Distributing Care Packages for the Elderly
- Distributing warm cooked meals
- Delivering Food Parcels
- Distributing stationary packs (TBC)
The Extreme Ride 4 Hunger an initiative of Meals on Wheels Community Services Northern Cape Area aims to raise as much funds as possible to assist the areas which are most in need of financial assistance. Any Donations/Sponsorships received, as well as any funds raised go toward improving service delivery which ultimately aid the organisation in reaching our fundamental goal of achieving a hunger free South Africa.
MEALS ON WHEELS BRIEF INTRODUCTION
MOWCS was established in 1964 in East London by an incredible man named Dr Dennis Baird the founder of MOWCS. Today, Meals on Wheels Community Services Northern Cape (MOWCS NC) is a fully fledged and recognized non-profit organisation that believes that hunger is the extreme materialization of poverty and human deprivation.
MOWCS NC is governed and funded by MOWCS SA, who in turn is funded by the kind favour of South African Citizens and Corporates. As MOWCS SA, MOWCS NC's four main focus areas are Food Security, Poverty Alleviation, Self-sustainability and Fundraising. We strive to achieve this through core values of Love, Spirituality, Excellence and Justice.
MOWC SA is currently operating from Six Area Offices, serving the Nine Provinces of South Africa through 210 community kitchens. The prepared meals are delivered with our fleet of 280 Meals on Wheels delivery vehicles. Our aim is to serve the basic needs of the poorest of the poor, the vulnerable, the disabled and the elderly in society.
Currently we are serving approximately 2 million meals a month to more than 12 million hungry South Africans.