Some soup kitchens closed because of spending relocation
24 May 2012
Some soup kitchens closed because the Western Cape Social Development Department has relocated its spending.
The department’s spokesperson Melany Kuhn said the funding from 85 feeding schemes had to be cut back in the province.
Kuhn said the point that needs to be made is that it was not a matter of cutting back funding to NGO’s but it is a question of having channeled their existing funding.
She said this way they have a more targeted approach to feeding.
Kuhn said this approach will reach more people who are really in dire need of nutrition.