Charity makes a meal of hunger in Scottsville

NoStop volunteers serving meals in Scottsville. Picture: supplied.

A charity served more than 30 000 meals to the needy in Scottsville over a year.

The 31 161 meals were provided from the Bethel Tabernacle Church from the beginning of April last year to the end of March this year, according to NoStop’s annual report, which was made public this week.

The organisation also offers music lessons and other after-school programmes, along with mentoring and counselling, from its office.

There was a 30% increase in the number of participants in the organisation’s initiatives compared to the previous reporting period, according to NoStop director Charlene Miles.

“Through skills training workshops, career guidance, and mentorship, we have equipped individuals with the confidence and knowledge to navigate their personal and professional journeys,” she said.

Sodam Lee, the organisation’s art programme coordinator, said about 200 people had taken part in art classes although attendance had been inconsistent.

The organisation thanked Join Bands Not Gangs, Kronendal Music Academy and the Henley Business University in the UK for donations of musical instruments.

Those wanting to find out more about the organisation and how they can support it can call Ms Miles at 064 994 8925.

There has been a 30% increase in participation in NoStop’s initiatives, according to the organisation’s director, Charlene Miles. Picture: supplied.