ALEX 2 Aurum has outpoured its resources and skills in the fight to alleviate the pain of those suffering the crippling effects of the Covid-19 global pandemic.
Aurum Restaurant in the heart of Sandton has embarked on a three-month soup drive that is aimed at warming up the winter-weary residents of the impoverished townships of Alexandra and Diepsloot, and other areas.
Aurum has outpoured its resources and skills in the fight to alleviate the pain of those suffering the crippling effects of the Covid-19 global pandemic. This was done in partnership with Legacy Pride – Legacy Hotel and Resort’s non-profit company, and homemade soup and bread were served to those communities who do not have access to a regular meal under its #AURUMSoupDrive.
Some of the organisations set to benefit include community initiatives that support and care for the elderly at Ikageng in Soweto, Alexandra Child Care and Support Centre, Itlhokomeleng Association for the Care of the Aged and Disabled Persons in Alexandra, Diepsloot Residents Association in Diepsloot and the New BeginningZ in Laudium.
The new menu features delicious and easy heat-and-eat options including soups, casseroles, pasta dishes and desserts, available in portions perfect for two, four or more people. The ‘golden soups’ from the menu were delivered on varying days in the past week and more will done in the coming three months.
“As we’re in the business of food it means that we have a responsibility to share the joy of a wholesome winter meal with those in need, not just with our paying customers.
“We have set ourselves a target of serving 25 000 cups of soup and 2 500 loaves of bread. We hope that this will help the many communities who do not have access to regular meals, never mind a wholesome and home cooked one,” said Paulo Santo, managing director of Aurum Restaurant.
Commenting on the partnership, Robert Hodson, group marketing manager for Legacy Hotels and Resorts, said Legacy Pride would contribute a cup for every cup prepared for the first 1 000 orders.”Giving back is very much part of the Legacy story and we hope that this partnership makes a difference to those in need,” Hodson said.