Our core mission at Epic is to inspire hope, ambition, and the prospect of a positive future among our youth. With this in mind, Daily Bread recognises the undeniable impact a lack of essential resources has on hope and on many other areas in a child's life.
13 million South Africans go hungry every week. 3 million of these are children. Statistics SA estimates that there are approximately 20 million children in South Africa, which means 15% of all children in South Africa are hungry. With these devastating statistics, we can’t ignore the critical lack of resources the communities we work with face. Daily Bread aims to address this by providing a lunch meal to each child at every Play4Change and EPIC Arts session. This means that we will provide over 11,300 meals per year.
We believe that sharing a meal together with friends and others provides moments of joy and connection. We see shared meals as a symbol of community and shared humanity.