Instead of beer, Cape Town's Woodstock Brewery is making thousands of litres of soup for the hungry during the coronavirus lockdown…

The innovative Brewers Soup Collective was conceived by co-founders, Rob Munro, and    Woodstock Brewery owner Andre Viljoen.

Around 25-30 volunteers assist in preparing the vegetables every day, while volunteer chef, Bell McLoed makes sure that it also tastes delicious.

Each vat can make around 4000 portions of a healthy, vegetable-based soup which is then delivered to vulnerable areas to help feed hungry South Africans. The Collective aims to feed around 20,000 people per day, according to their fundraising platform. The ingredients are being sourced from local farmers who are generously selling produce to the Collective at cost price.

The Collective's fundraising initiative seeks funds from the public through the purchase of tickets to a massive "Post-Apocalypse Beer Fest" which will take place after the lockdown has ended. Various ticket prices are available. According to the initiative, "every R100 feeds more than 10 people".

Here's how YOU can help:

"We just need you, and whatever money you can spare (we know how tight things are) so we can fund this machine and the humans who make it work.

"Every R100 you donate feeds more than 10 people. The collection will be done through Howler, for efficiency and transparency.

"When this is all over, things will probably return to some semblance of normality and we'll be throwing a Post-Apocalypse Beer Fest to celebrate.


  1. R100 donation gets you a ticket

  2. R200 donation gets you a ticket and a beer

  3. R500 donation gets you a ticket, a beer and signed, numbered Richard Scott print

Donating is easy, just head on over to the Howler portal and chose one of the above. Most payment methods are accepted.

www.howler.co.za/woodstockbrewery

You can also donate through onedayonly.co.za:

Inspiring! CT brewery uses vats to make soup for the hungry – Here's how you can help