DJs for Bread and helping hands made a difference in Philippi, helping out in a local vegetable garden.
Bigger Than Me in association with Heart Capital, Black Mango, Breathe Sunshine Africa Music Conference and BPM Magazine came together on Saturday the 9th of November to plant seeds, transplant seedlings at the Foodpods depot in the Philippi horticultural area.
The aim of the Foodpods is to grow and supply vegetables to the local community at very low cost and empower people to feed themselves and generate income at the same time. This will help community members increase the level of vital nutrients in their diet thus improving immunity, energy levels and overall health and vitality.
An enthusiastic group of volunteers were split into groups to start planting and harvesting at the same time. The event successfully combined charity work, music and all round good vibes. Amongst other activities, friends, families and children all added to the efforts and planted over 6000 seeds in only a couple of hours. To reward the helpings hands, Mama Rosie from Philippi, cooked up a delicious lunch of baked beans, potato salad, chicken, sheep, a colorful Greek salad and home made bread.
On Sunday evening all volunteers came together to celebrate at Fiction Night Club in Long Street. The DJ line-up included Haezer, Grimehouse, Hyphen, Mix n Blend, George Daniel, Sir Vincent and DiloXclusiv. Helping hands became dancing feet and everyone enjoyed the successes of a generous days work. There is nothing quite like the feeling of helping someone else just because two hands are better than one.
Greg Viljoen from Bigger Than Me said: “The whole point of the concept is about being ‘Bigger Than You’ and giving back to something that not only empowers people but is also sustainable in the long run.”
All the smiles and laughter on Saturday and Sunday proved an overall success and happy hearts within Philippi and the volunteers. DJs for Bread will be hosting further charitable events next year and will continue to encourage growing food in the communities.