Isabelo Charity was started over 10 years ago by Chef Margot Janse during her time at Le Quartier Francais in order to feed school kids around Franschhoek.
August 2009: Started with nutritious muffins for 70 children at 1 creche every Friday.
September 2009: Added a Tuesday lunch; Chicken drum sticks, bananas and fruit.
February 2010: Added a Wednesday lunch; Egg, spinach & cheese frittata, fruit, milk.
March 2010: Feeding the crèche every school day.
January 2011: Started with 2 more creches, Liwalethu and Little dolphins.
January 2012: Kusasa Early Learning Centre opens with 40 children. Isabelo starts feeding children.
January 2012: Isabelo adopted the Kusasa Breakfast Club, providing 700 breakfasts in 2 primary schools in Franschhoek (Dalubuhle and Wes-Eind)
Margot is now concentrating her efforts on growing Isabelo to increase her reach across more schools. In 2020 Isabelo hope to
- provide 40 600 warm lunches.
- provide 296 380 healthy breakfasts.
- feed 336 980 nutritious meals to the children in the Franschhoek Valley.
- spend an average of R80 000 (€ 5 000) per month on meals.
Valrhona and Wild Peacock have developed a new custom couverture exclusive to the South African market, in partnership with Isabelo Charity.
For every kilogram of Isabelo 64% Prue Togo chocolate purchased, €2 will go to the Isabelo Charity https://www.isabelocharity.com/
This is enough to feed two children two meals in a day.
Valrhona Isabelo 64% (Pure Togo)
ISABELO CHOCOLATE IS WELL – BALANCED, WITH DELICATE SPICY NOTES
AND ROASTED DRY NUTS FLAVOURS. AT THE END IT REVEALS A LIGHT BITTE