With our Founder and Chairlady, local business woman Cindy Norcott, at the helm, our team consists of one employee and a group of voluntary trustees that donate their time to make a difference, for the past 15 years, in the community and even more so now in the eye of the Covid-19 crisis. Driven by the view that ‘action is the antidote to despair’ we have been, and still are, on a mission to spread a little hope and love to those in lockdown – children’s homes, old age homes , community centres. The elderly and our children in the community, all reached personally by ourselves and through community partnerships with other organisations, ALL of which are in dire need of hope and supplies, at present.

We are committed to continuing to support our community and are appealing to our community for support to help continue to provide these additional food packs, milk and maas into the hands of the needy in the weeks to come.

“We are in a time where we can easily be so overwhelmed by fear and anxiety; let us focus on building our faith, building our gratitude, leading our people, creating solutions, spreading hope and helping others. At Robin Hood, we’ve seen on more than one occasion what we can do when we work together” – Cindy Norcott, Founder & Chairlady

UPDATED: 11 September 2020

1 277 000

Meals Delivered

16 000

Litres of Milk & Mass

399

Tons of Food & Supplies

R6060000.00

Total Stock Value

EFT: The Robin Hood Foundation Nedbank 164 816 0948 code 164 826
*all donations – stock and financial – are gratefully met with an official Section 18A receipt*

Chicken Stew for the Soul

As lockdown extends, as does our focus of getting food out to those in need, so we are so excited for this wonderful collaboration with Tony and Guy from Stokers Arms, helping to bring our Chairlady Cindy Norcott’s vision to life to start a Soup Kitchen’ – the latest addition to our covid-19 relief drive Hope is Contagious -Chicken Stew for the Soul!

Determined to make a bigger impact in our surrounding communities, we aim to cook up enough stew to feed at least 30 000 people in the next 3 months and we’d LOVE your help!

Current missions

We are committed to continuing to support our community – we are appealing for community support to help us continue to get food aid and supplies in the hands of the needy for the weeks to come.

Email info@robinhoodfoundation.co.za to find out more

COVID-19 Community outreaches to date

  • Our Chair definitely has a soft spot for our furry friends and our continued and valued partnership with KZN Valley Dogs has had us first hand seeing the incredible work they do in the communities in the valley they reach, not just with the animals they serve, feed and care for but also educating the families of these animals and helping to provide food aid for them and their animals. We were excited to hand over 150kg of dog food in support of their work this week thanks to generous discount from Micheal at MBC Enterprises.
  • 1.5 tons of food and supplies on Thursday with Pastor Pam from Trinity Ministries into Wellbedacht as well as some freshly made sandwiches (by our wonderful volunteer team – thanks again to a generous donation of 150 loaves of fresh BB bread from Premier Foods) to aid their feeding scheme in the area.
  • A further 250 freshly made sandwiches and 100 loaves going out into Pinetown community on Friday in collaboration with El Gibbor soup kitchen and their feeding scheme at Lahee Park that has been feeding 120 people every day since the start of lockdown.
  • Collaborating again this week with CONCERNED CITIZENS COVID19 our community partners at 1000 Hills Community Helpers, Generation of Radicals and JUMP Youth Mission distributing 10.5 tons of food aid into Fredville, Inchange, Welbedacht, Chatworth, Frasers and Stanger.

  • Preparing another TON of food to go out this fortnight plus 150 loaves of bread – thanks to generous support of Premier Foods – and canned fish into Ntshongweni and New Germany with our community partners at Christian Social Services and Embo with Twinkle star Foundation with their feeding scheme this week.

  • Thanks to a generous donation of maize by Afgri and Khulisani, and baby clothes from connectives through the Schwenn Family, 500kg maize and 40 Love the Babies hampers filled with everything a new mum needs were distributed through our community partners at 1000 Hills Community Helpers baby clinic.

  • In a wonderful Mandela Day drive, the DoMore Foundation and RCL Foods wanted to send out 1 million meals across SA, their donation of chicken we sent out through our community partners at Twinkle Star Foundation, Hearts in Hands Food Asivuke Soup kitchen and Philakande Children’s Home and contributed towards nearly 300 meals towards this drive!
  • More fantastic chicken 500 litres stew (and lovely winter blankets) sent out by the amazing hearts at Zero 2 Five trust into Emalangeni through Gogo Shange at Thandolabantwana creche this week.
  • Thanks to incredible donation from Rodel Financial Services and Hirschs Homestores for their generous discount on the washing machine AND donating the vacuum cleaner, our Chairlady was there to surprise the Home’s Managers, Kerry and Gary Stanton, and handover the brand new items as well as some maize and hampers filled with clothing, toys and food items much to their delight!
  • Many hands working in many areas this Mandela Day – Premier Foods generously donated 240 loaves of fresh bread, clothes, children’s activity sets and blankets which we sent out with our community partners: Christian Social Services and KZN Valley Dogs on Friday and Saturday into Ntshongweni and Kwangolosci – aswell as bread and canned fish with to New Germany, Pinetown with El Gibbor and to Bothas Hill with Esibusisweni Orphanage.

  • Collaborating again this week with CONCERNED CITIZENS COVID19 our community partners at 1000 Hills Community Helpers, Generation of Radicals and JUMP Youth Mission distributing 10 tons of food aid into Fredville, Inchange, Welbedacht, Chatworth, Frasers and Stanger.
  • Thanks to the generousity of Maytime residents, a further 1⁄2 ton of food items and blankets donated to #ImGiving for their outreach in Queensburgh, Seaview, Bellair, Mount Vernon, Hillary, Malvern and Escombe.

  • We also popped past our friends Ciki and the children’s home: Surfers Not Street Children in Durban to drop off some much needed sanitary wear and lotion generously donated byNeurberg Labs and Nivea as well as some chips, biscuits, treats and nearly 200kgs of maizedonated by Farm2You, Khulisani and Afgri for the children and families they support through their program in the CBC.

  • 670kgs dogfood thanks to generous donor and discount offered by MBC Enterprises donated to Kloof & Highway SPCA

  • Partnering again with Zero 2 Five Trust and Bellevue Soup Kitchen, another  500L chicken stew and 500kg rice was– feeding approximately 800 people in Hammarsdale this week, distributed through Gogo Shange at Thandolabantwana to families in the area of Emalangeni as well as biscuits and 150 lego packs generously donated by Zero 2 Five Trust
  • 1 ton clothing / food / toiletries and PPE hampers taken in outreach collab with Hearts in Hands, Jes Foord Foundation, Waste Action Tribe and Litter 4 Tokens to KwaMashu informal settlement where recent fires ravaged the community

  • Collaborating again this week with CONCERNED CITIZENS COVID-19 distributing 20 TONS (400 massive food packs – each pack enough to feed a family of 6 for 2 weeks) on the 26th and 27th June through our community partners at Hillcrest AIDS Centre, 1000 Hills Community Helpers, Generation of Radicals and JUMP Youth Mission into Molweni, EMBO, Inchanga, Wellbedacht, Chatworth, Frasers, Stanger

  • 2 tons food aid and clothing hampers distributed into the community of EMBO in a collab with Twinkle Star Foundation distributed this week, included in this is food packs – thanks so a generous donor who wishes to remain anonymous – going across our borders to aid the families in a small village in Zimbabwe

  • Partnering again with Zero 2 Five Trust and Bellevue Soup Kitchen, another  500L chicken stew and 500kg rice was– feeding approximately 800 people in Empangeni, Zululand this week through community partners at Izulu Orphan project

  • 500kg foodpacks distributed into upper Maphepheni through community partners KZN Valley Dogs

  • 1.5 ton food aid and clothing relief aid distributed in Embo to 100 gogos and mkhulus highlighted to us by The Twinkle Star Foundation

  • Partnering again with Zero 2 Five Trust and Bellevue Soup Kitchen, another  500L chicken stew and 500kg rice was– feeding approximately 800 people in Hammarsdale this week, distributed through Gogo Shange at Thandolabantwana to families in the area of Emalangeni
  • 2 tons foodpacks thanks to a donor that wishes to remain anonymous through community partners KZN Valley Dogs and Abundant Life Outreach distributed this week to
    • Marianhill
    • Chatsworth
    • Northdene
    • Shallcross
    • Kwangolosi

  • In another exciting partnership with Zero 2 Five Trust and Bellevue Soup Kitchen, and thanks to a generous donation of a sponsor who wishes to remain anonymous, we distributed nearly a 1 ton in non-perishable food hampers, 200kg Futurelife, 500L chicken stew and 500kg rice, 100 loaves of fresh bread – donated by Pump Elec, 500kgs of fresh fruit and vegetables generously donated by Pro Talent and hundreds of Easter Eggs collected by the scholars at Westville Senior Primary (as part of our Easter Mugs and Mallows campaign prior to lockdown) as well as masks donated by Royal Maximo Trading, through Lynne Simpson and Mtwalume Christian Centre – feeding approximately 800 people in Mtwalume on Monday 1st  to kick-off week 10.
  • In an incredible community collab we were the beneficiaries for an phenomenal donation of 2 tons of food hampers and fresh vegetables from The Highway Mail and Boxer Cash & Carry head office – distributing through our community partners at Christian Social Services, these incredible hampers have provided well over 2100 meals into the communities of:
    •  Malvern
    • New Germany
    • Pinetown
    • Shongweni Dam

  • Another beautiful community partner collab saw us join forces with Hearts in Hands Food Bank, taking 1 ton of food hampers, donated by Hearts in Hands, 100 fresh loaves of bread generously donated by Pump Elec, hundreds of Easter Eggs thanks to Westville Senior Primary and face masks generously donated by Royal Maximo Trading to another Bellair Feeding scheme run by Fred Kruger and his wife who reach out into the Malvern and Bellair communities to support families affected by Covid-19.

  • Collaborating again this week with CONCERNED CITIZENS COVID-19 distributing 70 TONS (2000) massive food packs, on the 5th and 6th of June through our community partners and community partners as highlighted by the client organisation:
    • HEARTS IN HANDS NPO – Sisonke Youth Development, Embo
    • FOCUS ON ITHEMBA – Kwanyuswa, Wushiwini, Inanda Dam
    • HILLCREST AIDS CENTRE – 1000 Hills, Kwangolosi, Inanda
    • 1000 HILLS COMMUNITY HELPERS CENTRE – Hammarsdale Ward 4
    • GENERATION OF RADICALS – Chatsworth, Welbedacht
    • SENT – Phoenix, Verulam
    • JUMP YOUTH MISSION – Frasers, Stanger
    • ITHEMBA LETHU – Cato Manor
    • ZOE LIFE – Durban, Point, Pinetown
    • JABULANI CHARITABLE TRUST – Kenville
    • SIBONGA IMIZAMO
    • THULANI – Clare Estate
    • ZIMBILI COMMUNITY PROJECT – Kwamakhutha
    • IKUSASA LETHU – Clermont
    • AMAGENTS FOUNDATION – Hammarsdale
    • BETTER LIFE – Tshelinyama
    • THE HOPE FOUNDATION – Chatsworth
    • GUGU DLAMINI FOUNDATION – Ethekweni North Central
  • Also, with grateful thanks to a generous donor that wishes to remain anonymous, we were able to send 20 PPE starter packs out with our Community Partners this week, complete with thermoscan thermometers, 20 face masks, face shields and hand sanitiser, to keep their team safe as they serve their communities.

Community Connectives:

  • Thanks to the generous hearts at Onomo Hotel Durban, nearly 500kg of fresh veg were sent to Twinkle Star Foundation who cook fresh, hot stew every Thursday for nearly 100 Gogo’s and Mkhulus in the Embo community.
  • Another incredible collection by the Kloof Maytime residents was handover by local Kim Hounsome to Alf Henry (who helps run a feeding scheme in Bellair every Sunday) to support the families in need the Bellair community.

Another incredible collection by the Kloof Maytime residents was handover by local Kim Hounsome to Alf Henry who helps run a feeding scheme in Bellair every Sunday to support the families in the Bellair community in need

  • Another exciting partnership with Zero 2 Five Trust and Bellevue Soup Kitchen, we distributed 500L chicken stew and 500kg rice, through Lynne Simpson and Mtwalume Christian Centre – feeding approximately 800 people in Mtwalume on Monday 25th to kick-off the week, as well as facemasks sewn and donated by Embocraft Training Centre
  • 2.5 tons of food packs and through Khulisani, KZN Valley Dogs and Christian Social Services to be distributed this week!

3 tons foodpacks and through Khulisani, Christian Social Services and Mtwalume Christian Centre to:

  • Woodland
  • Edendale
  • Shongweni Dam
  • New Germany
  • Malvern
  • Westville
  • Mtwalume
  • Hammarsdale

Another exciting collaboration this week with CONCERNED CITIZENS COVID-19 distributing 80 TONS (2500 food packs) on the 21st and 22nd May through our community partners and community partners as highlighted by the client organisation:

  • HEARTS IN HANDS NPO – John Vorster Informal settlement, Embo
  • FOCUS ON ITHEMBA – Kwanyuswa, Inanda Valley
  • HILLCREST AIDS CENTRE – 1000 Hills, Kwangolosi
  • SETHANI ORGANISATION – Inanda Dam
  • 1000 HILLS COMMUNITY HELPERS CENTRE – Hammarsdale Ward 1
  • GENERATION OF RADICALS – Chatsworth, Welbedacht
  • SENT – Phoenix, Verulam
  • JUMP YOUTH MISSION – Frasers, Stanger
  • THANDOLABANTWANA – Emalageni, Hammarsdale
  • ITHEMBA LETHU – Cato Manor
  • ZOE LIFE – Durban, Point, Pinetown
  • JABULANI CHARITABLE TRUST – Kenville
  • GUGU DLAMINI FOUNDATION – Ethekweni North Central
  • WENTWORTH ANGELS – Newlands East
  • BAFDT – Bluff, Clairwood
  • TRINITY COMMUNITY ORGANISATION – Umlazi
  • ITHEMBA LABANTU – Mayville
  • UMGENI COMMUNITY EMPOWERMENT – Sydenham
  • THABITHA COMMUNITY CARE – Wentworth
  • ZIMISELE FOUNDATION- AA, Umlazi
  • THE HOPE FOUNDATION
  • SIBONGA IMIZAMO
  • MARIANRIDGE – THE VILLAGERS
  • THULANI – Clare Estate

  • 3.5 tons of food buckets from Donor that wishes to remain anonymous to Focus on Ithemba, Jabulani Self Help Centre, Hearts in Hands Food Bank to:
    • EMBO
    • Molweni
    • Madameni
  • 3.5 tons of food packs, through Open Door Crisis Centre, Twinkle Star, Khulisani, KZN Valley Dogs, Thandolabantwana Creche, Christian Social Services to:
    • Pinetown
    • Marianhill
    • Dassenhoek
    • Shongweni
    • Ntshongweni
    • Embo
    • Mpophemeni
    • Kwangalosi
    • Mapheteni
    • Hammarsdale
  • 2000L milk and maas, and 625kg maize to Mpophomeni

  • 4.5 tons of food packs, through Heartstrings, Twinkle Star, Hearts in Hands, Khulisani, KZN Valley Dogs, Christian Social Services to:
    • Embo
    • Inanda
    • Molweni
    • Mphompheni
    • Kwangalosi
    • Mapheteni
    • Hammarsdale
    • Chatsworth
    • Pinetown
    • Verulam
  • Bellevue Soup Kitchen – 500L chicken stew and rice – feeding approximately 1000 people
    • Hammarsdale

  • 1 ton of food packs supplied to Bizana community, through Zero 2 Five foundation partnership
  • 150kgs of food / supplies, to Lahee Park temporary homeless feeding scheme through Highway Christian Community Church
  • 5 tons of food packs and ‘heat and eat’ pap supplies, through Heartstrings, Twinkle Star, Hearts in Hands, Khulisani, KZN Valley Dogs, Christian Social Services to:
    • Embo
    • Inanda
    • Molweni
    • Mphompheni
    • Kwangalosi
    • Mapheteni
    • Hammarsdale
    • Chatsworth
    • Pinetown
    • Verulam
  • 2000 litres of milk and maas, and 250kg maize through Khulisani
  • 1.8 tons of fresh potatoes, butternut, gem squash purchased in support of local Howick farmer to distribute
  • 4000 mielies purchased in support of local Baynesfield farmer to distribute
  • 2000 litres of milk and maas, and 250kg maize through Khulisani and Action in Isolation to Midlands communities: Rosetta, Cedara, Bruntville, PMB, Dargle, Howick

  • 4.5 tons of food packs, through Heartstrings, Twinkle Star, Hearts in Hands, Khulisani, Action in Isolation & KZN Valley Dogs to:
    • Embo
    • Molweni
    • Inanda Valley
    • Mphompheni
    • Cedara
    • Dargle Valley
    • Rosetta
    • Bruntville
    • Kwangalosi
    • Mapheteni
    • Hammarsdale
    • Chatsworth
  • 2000 litres of milk and maas, and 250kg maize through Khulisani to the above areas
  • 1700kg fresh potatoes purchased in support of local Howick farmer to distribute
  • 2500 mielies purchased in support of local Baynesfield farmer to distribute
  • 2000 litres of milk and maas, and 250kg maize through Khulisani and Action in Isolation to Midlands, PMB, Dargle, Howick

Community Connectivity

  • Upper Highway Baby Home

Food for 12 carers; baby formula- Infacare 1 and 2, wetwipes, nappies size 2, 4, and 5, baby food, basic paediatric medicine i.e Panado syrup, Allergex and Alcophyllyx

Fresh produce supplied from Jade to KZN Valley Dogs for mobilisation into Kwangolosi, Mapheni, Inanda valley

  • 3 tons food packs through Heartstrings, Twinkle Star, Hearts in Hands, Khulisani, KZN Valley Dogs, Generation of Radicals to:
    • Embo
    • Molweni
    • Mphompheni
    • Kwangalosi
    • Mapheteni
    • Hammarsdale
  • 100kgs supplies (tea, sugar, jam requested) through Christian Social Services to Lahee Park (temporary) homeless shelter outreach
  • 3 tons food packs through Heartstrings, Twinkle Star, Hearts in Hands, Khulisani, KZN Valley Dogs to:
    • Embo
    • Molweni
    • Mphompheni
    • Kwangalosi
    • Mapheteni
  • 2000 litres of milk and maas, and 500kg maize distributed through Action in Isolation and Khulisani to: Esther House, PMB Children’s Home, Boakes Foster Home, One Life Foundation, Little Star Creche, Lidgetton & Crystal Springs, Zenzani Village, Sthendeni Nottingham Road, Bruntville, Angel Care Centre, Dargle / Tweedie community, Khazimula, Thandi House, Slindile Primary School, Ntuli Block
  • 500 litres of hand sanitiser distributed via Twinkle Star, Heartstrings and KZN Valley Dogs

  • 2000 litres of milk and maas, and 250kgs of maize to Mphompheni, Howick, PMB through Khulisani and Action in Isolation
  • 1.5 tons of food packs to Molweni through Heartstrings, Hearts in Hands, Sakilisizwe, Khulisani

Community Connectivity

  • Fresh mushrooms from Farm into community through KZN Valley Dogs to:
    • Thandolabantwana Crèche
    • CSS
    • Lily of the Valley
    • KZN Valley Dogs team made fresh soup and mobilised into Embo and Mapheteni
  • Nappies mobilise by Dawn Leppan from Dis-Chem to 1000 Hill Community Helpers centre
  • 2 tons of foodpacks and supplies to:
    • Embo and Inchanga, through Twinkle Star and 1000 Hills community helpers centre
  • 1000 hope packs, filled with fresh fruit, muffins, treats to:
    • The Ark
    • Hillcrest AIDS Centre Respite Unit
    • Ethelbert Children’s Home
    • Zibambaleni Old Age Home
    • Issey Geshen Old Age Home
    • Thulothando Children’s Home
    • Lily of the Valley Orphanage