- While many South Africans are spending Christmas with their families, a handful of people will use to time to bless the less fortunate
- The Pretoria food entrepreneurs have teamed up to prepare meals for 600 homeless people
- The food will be served at the Sunnyside Catholic Church on Christmas day
Wednesday is Christmas day and most South Africans are looking forward to opening presents and spending time with their families.
However, two Pretoria food entrepreneurs, Pizza Pilgrims' Nicky Geerts and the owner of Pretoria’s Harlequin Restaurant and Baracas Wine and Beer Bar, Frits Brune, will be feeding the homeless on Christmas Day.
Geerts and Brune's event will take place at the Sunnyside Catholic Church and has been sponsored by the Embassy of the UAE, Briefly.co.za learned.
Geerts - who was born and raised in Italy - said that the homeless people will have their pick of a variety of meals, including beef, chicken, rice, potatoes, veggies and desserts.
“It is hard for those of us with a comfortable lifestyle to realise how miserable and lonely the festive season can be for the homeless," he said.
Geerts added that the aim of the event is to "offer them a few hours of enjoyment, a filling meal, and the assurance that they are not unloved or forgotten at this special time of year".
Because of Geerts and Brune's kindness, 600 people, among whom will be 150 children, will have a wonderful Christmas.
On Monday, Briefly.co.za reported on a man, Gudlinkomo Belele Simelane, who inspired South Africans with his kindness.
He revealed that he works as a picker at Coca Cola and received an R800 Christmas bonus. Instead of spending the money on himself, Simelane planned to buy homeless people food.
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