MALAWI IS COOKING!
138 children at the Chikondi and Mphatso Orphan Care Centre in Lilongwe, Malawi are receiving hot, healthy meals from OTB's ninth Super Kitchen. We're excited to announce that the Lilongwe Super Kitchen is finally cooking!
Outside the Bowl's Malawi director Janet Kethewera has overcome many obstacles to get to the point of firing up the kettles. She hopes to partner with many local ministries to become the solution to their feeding programs. Previous Super Kitchen builds have proven that once meal production begins, other ministries will quickly come on board. These inaugural partners demonstrate that OTB provides a simple, affordable, and convenient solution to their feeding programs.
We are beyond excited to welcome the Lilongwe Super Kitchen
to the Outside the Bowl family.
VEHICLES MAKE OTB MEAL DELIVERY POSSIBLE
Ministry partners often share that Outside the Bowl is just so convenient. Meal delivery is a major part of what makes Outside the Bowl unique. We're kind of like the Uber Eats of ministry meals. OTB Super Kitchens cook thousands of hot, healthy meals every day but those meals are not served at the kitchens. Meals are packaged up and distributed to ministries within a 45-minute radius of the kitchen. (Watch the video below to learn more.)
Working in developing countries often means that the infrastructure is a work in progress. Roads in varying conditions take their toll on OTB's delivery vehicles. The team in South Africa recently approached us with the need of a new vehicle. They had done their research and had their eye on a van. Well last month we presented this need in The Edge at North Coast Church. Within one weekend, motivated by a $15,000 match, the funds for the new delivery vehicle were raised. The van is already being put to good use and advertises OTB everywhere it goes (pictured).
Thank you to the generosity of so many of you who made this purchase possible!
BUILDING ON A DECADE OF IMPACT:
The 2018 Annual Report is available for review!
Our most recent annual report celebrates the successes of the past year while looking forward to what is to come. In the opening letter, Jae and Debra Evans and board chair Chris Brown share:
Ten years ago we took an idea and turned it into reality. A centralized kitchen in Paarl, South Africa began mass producing hot, nutritious meals for local ministries to feed those experiencing hunger. ...
For a decade, Outside the Bowl has constructed change through building and operating Super Kitchens in impoverished urban areas around the world. These kitchens have been a solution to more than 300 ministry partner's feeding programs. Our model offers a simple, convenient, and affordable way for ministries to serve those in their communities. ...
For ten years we have been firing up giant kettles to mass produce hot, healthy meals in OTB Super Kitchens. We've invested in local economies. We've helped ministries have a greater impact. And we've seen lives change as they've found their hunger satisfied ... body & soul.
All of this is possible because of the dynamic team that is behind Outside the Bowl. Access the 2018 Annual Report here and read about the impact that you are making around the world.
Thank you for partnering with Outside the Bowl to feed the hungry ... body and soul!
The OTB International Family
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Upcoming OTB Events
The Global Food Experience: August 5
2019 Gala: October 11