Obs CAN will soon be welcoming two new pots as a result of winning a social media campaign run by Cape Town Together. The competition was held last week in conjunction with the launch of the Dala Kitchen Cookbook and involved Community Action Networks (CANs) from all around Cape Town.
The Dala Kitchen cookbook was created as a celebration of all the work CANs have done over the past 18 months to ensure meals are provided every day to those who are in need. The book is not just an ordinary cookbook – it includes recipes from each CAN as well as personal stories from members. It is a reminder of the power of community and perseverance in the seemingly impossible circumstances of the pandemic.
To get word out and start some very important conversations, Cape Town Together asked the CANs to share pictures and personal stories about the book with the hashtags #DalaKitchen and #CapeTownTogether. CANs could earn 3 points for a post, 2 points for a comment/share, and 1 point for a like. The results were very close amongst the top 4, but the final scores were:
393: Obs CAN
319: Gugs CAN
301: Harare CAN
296: Goodwood CAN
This is excellent news for Obs CAN, whose current pots, Bertha and Bernadette, have been looking forward to retirement after working 7 days a week for the past 18 months holding oats and pap. We thank all of those who participated and those who continue to dedicate their time and effort to Obs CAN everyday.
Obs CAN hopes to continue their work of providing 3 meals a day to street-based individuals, but it is only possible with the continued help of volunteers and donations.
To make a donation, please visit: pay.yoco.com/obs-can-feed-you
To inquire about volunteering, please contact us via Instagram @obscanfeedyou, or through our Facebook page @OCFY7925