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Friday, July 1, 2011

Phokeng Grocery Shopping

Every week we shop for food for the kids at Martha's house and Agnes' house.  Martha feeds around 30-40 kids a day and Agnes feeds around 80-100 kids a day.  The weekly shopping trip includes purchasing fruit and vegetables from a store aptly named "Fruit and Veg City" and buying milk and bulk yogurt from a dairy.

Once a month Lincoln also goes to the butcher to get a month's supply of meat to freeze and he goes to a wild store called "3 Star" to get dry goods.  3 Star is like a warehouse store that is always packed with people shopping and crazy employees driving forklifts.  It's not uncommon to have to wait in line for hours to pay.  I didn't get any pictures from 3 Star this month, I'll try to remember to take some next month.

Loading a week's worth of fruit and vegetables into our car.

This week we bought oranges, butternut squash, potatoes, pumpkins, tomatoes, carrots, onions and cabbage.

This is just the fruit and vegetables in our car, I didn't get a good picture after we packed the milk and yogurt in there.

Lincoln and Mama Agnes.

Unloading at Agnes' house.

The kids love to help out.

Food piled up in Mama Agnes' kitchen.

Unloading at Martha's house.  Martha's son, Gift, is on the left.

This is how Agnes and her sister Caroline cook the children's food each day.


1 comment:

  1. What a loving work of service you all perform! May God pour out his blessing on you and your ministries.