Its cold outside.
And things were a bit quiet in the Stretch Inc office. So we thought: Maybe its time for a random act of kindness? We figured we’ve got the tent, we’ve got gas cookers and utensils from setting up Afrikaburn, and we’ve got a whole team of amazing people with good hearts and a lot of energy — So why not do something cool as a group?
And just like that, the idea of Stretch Kitchen came to life.
It didnt take long to find a great soup recipe full of all the goodness needed to keep a hungry tummy fed, a good location in the city bowl to set up our pop-up soup kitchen, and a few quick phone calls found solutions to our other needs.
On Wednesday 08 July we launched the Stretch Kitchen on the corner of Canterbury and Constitution Streets, and handed out our first 75 bowls of hot and healthy soup – We all knew instinctively that something amazing had been started. As our patrons left with smiles on their faces and bellies full of food, we packed up, had a chat, and decided unanimously to make Stretch Kitchen a weekly endeavor.
Our thanks goes out to all those who made this possible – Knead Bakery for generously sponsoring boxes and boxes of delicious bread, our good friend Adrian and his awesome company NDE for sponsoring our lighting, generators, and a helping hand, and not to mention all the members of the Stretch Inc crew who willingly gave their time into the night… You guys! Rockstars!
…Cant wait for next week!