"Hello Lord. When was it that we saw you hungry or thirsty or naked or sick or in prison and did not take care of you?"



SOUL FOOD is the primary project of the Soul Provider Trust and its purpose is simply to feed the starving – with particular focus on school children. It is for this specific reason that we have included it as a project for the Educationally Afflicted and not the Physically Afflicted.

Essentially SOUL FOOD is a logistics operation.

We collect surplus food from farms, hotels, restaurants and entertainment venues as well as donations from manufacturers and stores including Pick ‘n Pay, Woolworths, Spar, Metcash, Super Jumbo Cash and Carry and Makro.

We then distribute this food to hundreds of schools, orphanages, shelters, old age homes and places of refuges. 

There are currently six SOUL FOOD operations running: Johannesburg North, Johannesburg South, the East Rand, the West Rand, Bloemfontein and Port Elizabeth. We aim to open similar operations in Tshwane, Durban, Cape Town and George as funds become available.

The SOUL FOOD project feeds about 42,000 school children, orphans, pensioners and abused women as well as the sick, AIDS victims and the terminally ill every week.  

We deliver 2,5 million meals a year at a cost of R1,13c (US$0,08c) per meal

The results have been remarkable.  Unfortunately the only quantifiable outcomes have been in the schools, where school marks and sports results have been reliably measured before and after the feeding programmes were introduced.



SOUL FOOD is funded by corporate donations from CSI budgets.  

Our current corporate investors are:



Anglo American Foundation Trust

Assore Chairman's Fund

Enel Green Power Ltd

Gladys Niven Trust

Investec Private Bank Ltd

John Crane (Pty) Ltd


Kwikbuild Cement & Afrisam 

Nedbank Foundation

Rachel du Toit Charitable and Educational Trust

Ruth and Anita Wise Trust



The Soul Food Staff

The Soul Provider Trust has put together the following team under the direction of Rev Brent Chalmers to initiate and manage the Soul Food project:

Ellen Mkhonza is the Soul Food Support Office Manager. She organises and manages the logistics of this operation.  Her job is to ensure that the surplus food is collected and delivered timeously to where it is needed most on a roster basis.  

Nikki Isaacs is the East Rand branch manager and he serves the communities in Hillbrow, Berea, Bertrams, Kensington, Boksburg, Brakpan and Springs

David Sehlapelo manages the Tshwane branch serving Alexandra, Midrand, Centurion, Diepsloot, Mamelodi, Tembisa, Pretoria and Attridgeville)

Mondli Gxoyiya is the manager in Makhanda and serves Grahamstown, Cookhouse, Bongweni, Makhabhushi, Cradock and Somerset East

Kenny Mabunda is the Sedibeng manager and serves Soweto, Vanderbijlpark, Vereeniging, Eikenhof, Meyerton, Orange Farm, Munsieville, Three Rivers, Evaton and Walkerville

Eric Mtyobo is the Eastern Cape manager and he serves Port Elizabeth, Hankey, Loerie, Addo and Thornhill

Lloyd Sefanyelo is the Rustenburg manager and he serves Mabeskraal, Seolong, Maskuit, Magong, Kwa Phiri, Makoshong, Zeerust

Esra Isaacs is the George manager and he looks after the communities in Blanco, Thembalethu, Lawaaikamp, Rosemore, Conville, Parkdene, Pacaltsdorp, Kleinkrantz, Wildnerness, The Crags (Plettenberg Bay) and Powerton (Mossel Bay)


However we are still in need of further funding to pay the staff members and expand the operation to other desperate areas of need.

If you can help in any way (if you have excess food, if you know of a need for food or if you can spare some CSI funding to make it all happen) then please contact Rev Brent Chalmers at or on 0828922222.


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