FEEDING THE COMMUNITY OF CAPE COAST, GHANA
About Orange Beach + BEEZ
Orange Beach is a hostel-turned-soup kitchen in Cape Coast, the coastal town of Ghana. Independently-owned by staple citizen Evans, Orange Beach has always doubled as a favorite community hub and source of employment for the locals.
BEEZ Media founder Brit called Orange Beach “home” for nearly a month while on a research trip in Ghana in 2019. She became smitten with the wonderful Cape Coast community, and ended up designing the Orange Beach website.
Sadly, Cape Coast survives on it’s tourism industry and has been heavily impacted by the recent pandemic. Orange Beach closed in April. Evans quickly identified the need for food and a safe haven, so he began using his small savings and food stamps to buy the weekly ingredients necessary. For the last 2 months, he and his ex-employees have made a giant meal each day to share with as many children and local families as possible.
Of course, money quickly ran out, as the Ghanaian government has yet to provide any financial assistance. Evans needs help to continue feeding himself and the Cape Coast community.