The Rollings Foundation partnered with the Souls Outreach Church to implement several community gardens in the rural area of Bizana, South Africa. Bizana is a small town with a population of about 8,000 low income residents. Vegetable gardens enable residents to grow their own food and have a longer term solution to fight hunger. A typical garden kit may include a dome shaped covering, seedlings, fertilizer and water sprinkler system. The garden covering protects the vegetables from outdoor conditions and pests. Common vegetables include spinach, green and red peppers, onions, cabbage, potatoes and chilies.
The Foundation partners with the Souls Outreach Church to provide lunches to school aged children. A dedicated team prepares, delivers and serves lunches during the school year. On a weekly basis, lunches are served at Charles Hugo Primary, St. Theresa Primary, Sydenham Primary and Bechet High School.
The Rollings Foundation (RF) aims to give people better access to nutritious food. We want people to know where their next meal is coming from and have a longer term solution to fight hunger.
Since 2009, community vegetable gardens have been used as a potential solution to provide food security in the urban area of Durban, South Africa. Theretofore, there is a strong likelihood that community vegetable gardens can also be used to provide food security in the rural areas as well.