GROWING OUR TEAM IN SOUTH AFRICA
This summer was a busy season for Outside the Bowl. As opposed to constructing a new Super Kitchen, we were building a relationship with 2nd Harvest. Through this partnership, Outside the Bowl has returned to our roots in Paarl, South Africa and are operating an additional kitchen!
Earlier this year we introduced you to Rachel McKinney who as a consultant conducted some market research in the West Cape. Small worlds collided as a friend of Rachel's uncle heard about the work she was doing and insisted that she meet Mark Maingard. The two met and it was evident from the start that our organizations were meant to cross paths.
Mark has been in the food industry his entire career.
A split second decision while serving in the military took him down the path of becoming a chef. Over the years he's honed his skills, networked across sectors of the food industry, built companies, and established his reputation. At the pinnacle of his career, he walked away from a million dollar deal to pursue a dream that the Lord had placed on his heart (watch Chris Brown and Mark share that story here). That dream involved building kitchens to feed the hungry!
Mark is bringing new, fresh ideas to Outside the Bowl's international team. He has developed a porridge that can be mixed with hot or cold water. These meal-packs are super nutritious, full of vitamins, and kid-friendly. They are providing a simple solution to starting the day off right by eating breakfast.
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THE CAMP BRINGS TRANSFORMATION IN MEXICALI
Individuals at North Coast Church in San Diego County have shaped Outside the Bowl into the organization that we are today, an international operation cooking thousands of meals a day in three developing countries. It is not every day that we receive a call from a North Coaster who also happens to be a business owner in Mexicali. An introduction to Pastor Chris Brown led to an intro to OTB and Abigail and Mike Preston began dreaming how their company could become involved.
Abigail and Mike's time is split between Oceanside, California and Mexicali, Baja California where they own and operate two gyms. After hearing the heart of OTB and touring the Mexicali Super Kitchen, they knew they had to get involved!
This past Sunday, their clients at The Camp Transformation Center were challenged to raise funds to supplement the costs of Outside the Bowl meals for Casa Hogar Fratello, a shelter that takes care of kiddos. These gym members rose to the challenge! Almost 800 OTB meals will be served through Casa Hogar Fratello because of the Preston's and their gym's engagement.
GET INVOLVED THIS HOLIDAY SEASON
TEA FOR A REASON
NORTH COAST CHURCH SAN MARCOS/ESCONDIDO
DECEMBER 9, 2017
Join us for this year's Tea for a Reason! Tea for a Reason is a morning of sweet community, fun, and faith in action. Space is limited and seats are free. Register at outsidethebowl.org/events.
NOVEMBER 28, 2017
Celebrate #GivingTuesday by sharing about OTB via social media or hosting a Super Kitchen Supper. Additional ideas and resources on how you can make a huge impact on this day of generosity can be found on the #GivingTuesday page of our website!
Do you shop on Amazon? Did you know that they will donate 0.5% of the price of your eligible purchases to OTB whenever you shop Amazon using AmazonSmile? Access OTB's AmazonSmile here and follow the prompt to set up giving back to Outside the Bowl.
Thank you for your continued support and engagement that is making a difference through this dynamic international ministry. Because of you, Outside the Bowl's Super Kitchens are providing food for thousands in Mexico, Haiti, and South Africa.
The OTB Global Family