What better day to show empathy for others than on Valentine’s day? For those who believe in love, especially one that cares for the needy, the upcoming Solid Gold Gala hosted by Solid Africa is a must-attend event. Since its inception in 2010, Solid’Africa has been providing free meals in public hospitals to those who cannot afford them during their hospital stay. ALSO READ: Local NGO on serving nutritious meals to vulnerable patients In collaboration with the Imbuto Foundation, it has also constructed an industrial kitchen capable of producing 15000 meals per day. It currently operates in five public hospitals; University Teaching Hospital of Kigali (C.H.U.K) Muhima, Nyarugenge, Kibagabaga, and Masaka hospitals. ALSO READ: Solid’Africa begins construction of industrial kitchen They serve approximately 1300 patients, providing them with 3,900 meals per day, which means three medically tailored meals per patient. Solid’Africa has also established a Community Benefit Company (CBC) that offers catering, kitchen design, and kitchen management services to private companies, with 100 per cent of profits going toward feeding vulnerable patients. ALSO READ: Solid'Africa establishes Community Benefit Company “The Solid Gold Gala will be an evening of celebration of love as well as raising funds to enable us to continue our mission,” explained Isabelle Kamariza, President and Founder of Solid'Africa. It is the best of both worlds. Guests will spend the evening with their loved ones while also helping those in need, she added. She assured that the event will provide guests with a one-of-a-kind and luxurious experience centered on the themes of care, love, and compassion. Solid Gold Gala is set to take place at Choose Kigali, with a Rwf70,000 entrance fee. It is open to the general public. All that is required is to purchase a ticket before February 14, 2023, with 100 percent of the proceeds going towards feeding vulnerable patients in public hospitals. With this Gala, we are set to serve 12,500 medically tailored meals. The impact will be even greater: by feeding patients a specific diet, tailored to their medical needs, we will be able to speed up their recovery process, Kamariza said. On this Valentine's Day, let us spread love and open our hearts to sharing our love and kindness, bringing a little joy to those who need it the most, she added.