Help reach 2 million meal goal this Mandela Day

You can help to make a difference this Mandela Day on Thursday 18 July. There are so many worthy initiatives that you can be a part of, from neighbourhood cleanups to volunteering work at NGOs, to helping out at one of the many food drives taking part around the country.

RELATED: 5 things to do this Mandela Day

Food Forward SA and Pick n Pay have teamed up once again for their third annual food drive. You might have noticed their displays at the front of their stores calling for donations.

It all culminates in a massive food-packing session on Thursday, and Suzanne Ackerman-Berman, director of transformation at Pick n Pay chats to Kieno Kammies about what to expect.

The response has been phenomenal. When Cape Town and South Africa open their hearts, no one can quell the wave of compassion and love that comes out.

Suzanne Ackerman-Berman, Director of transformation - Pick n Pay

Shoppers have been so generous, she says, and the donated goods have piled up.

It's happening nationwide across 500 stores and ends up in the packing events.

We ask the corporates, communities and individuals to come give 67 minutes in the spirit of volunteerism and help sort and pack these goods together.

Suzanne Ackerman-Berman, Director of transformation - Pick n Pay

Cape Town's packing event will take place at the CTICC from 9am until 2.30. The slots need 450 people at a time and places can still be booked here via Webticket.

Listen to the interview below:


This article first appeared on CapeTalk : Help reach 2 million meal goal this Mandela Day


Recommended

by NEWSROOM AI
Read More
Ramaphosa seems to be clueless now - Sikonathi Mantshantsha

Ramaphosa seems to be clueless now - Sikonathi Mantshantsha

Daily Maverick's Mantshantsha says the country has been waiting a long time for the economy to be turned around.

'Everyone in the team was at top of their game, I was part of something magical'

'Everyone in the team was at top of their game, I was part of something magical'

SA pilot Captain Jeremy Ascough shares being part of a record-breaking team that circumnavigated the North and South Poles.

Buy a hip, change a life this Mandela Day!

Buy a hip, change a life this Mandela Day!

We're being asked to help medical teams in the Western Cape perform an additional 250 surgical procedures on Thursday 18 July.

How to help create calming kits for Cape Flats children on Mandela Day

How to help create calming kits for Cape Flats children on Mandela Day

Learning in Reach's Leanne Reid says kids traumatised by violence are not ready to learn at school and need calming.

Help Bonteheuwel athletics club collect running shoes for kids

Help Bonteheuwel athletics club collect running shoes for kids

This athletics club is making a difference for children growing up in an area of Cape Town wracked by gangsterism and drugs.

Mandela Day is about teaching your kids human dignity says parenting expert

Mandela Day is about teaching your kids human dignity says parenting expert

In the parenting feature, creative parenting expert Nikki Bush chats about the importance of community service in a child’s life.

Popular articles
Impact of new debt-relief bill will be 'severe'

Impact of new debt-relief bill will be 'severe'

The National Credit Amendment Bill aims to help indebted consumers earning less that R7,500 per month, restructure their debt.

'The comedy of errors shows Mkhwebane serving Absa a subpoena intended for FNB'

'The comedy of errors shows Mkhwebane serving Absa a subpoena intended for FNB'

Mail & Guardian investigative editor Thanduxolo Jika unpacks the Public Protector's legal battles.

SA announces visa waivers for four counties

SA announces visa waivers for four counties

Home Affairs Minister Aaron Motsoaledi says Qatar has also relaxed entry requirements for SA citizens.

Mkhwebane 'disappointed' over latest legal loss related to Estina report

Mkhwebane 'disappointed' over latest legal loss related to Estina report

The High Court has ordered that the Public Protector personally pay some of the legal costs for the DA and Casac.

How to buy your first share (even if you only have R50, or less)

How to buy your first share (even if you only have R50, or less)

Got R50? No? Got R5? Personal finance expert Warren Ingram on how to buy shares with tiny amounts of money.