Posted by Elle Williams-Figueroa | July 16, 2018
2018 marks the centenary of the birth of Nelson Mandela where people around the world have been given the opportunity to reflect on his life and times and to promote his legacy. The Mandela Day campaign was introduced in 2009 as a tool for the world to honour Madiba by interpreting his legacy in the context of working together to improve the lives of those in need in our local communities.
FoodForward SA and Pick n Pay have partnered to unite a nation around Mandela Day, with the goal of raising 1,000,000 meals in July 2018. The national food drive will help stock FoodForward SA’s warehouses across the country with nutritious food during winter, ensuring that the 600 Beneficiary Organisations we serve can continue to provide warm meals to the 250,000 people they feed every day.
FoodForward SA and Pick n Pay are committed to ensuring that this initiative grows, involves all the other retailers, and becomes an annual event throughout South Africa, where ordinary South Africans can get involved and make a difference!
Our packing event details are as follows:
The event this year is set to be bigger and better as we have a large number of corporate partners who have committed to the campaign, for the in-store food drive to the packing event. Our proud partners are: