While the FoodForward SA Mandela Day Food Drive in partnership with Pick ‘n Pay provides much needed nutritious food to feed the hungry, it also encourages nation-building around a common cause – food security. Mandela Day is an opportunity to unite our nation as we call on all South Africans to offer 67 minutes of their time to help others and make a tangible difference in the lives of those less fortunate.
The 2019 Mandela Day Food Drive was a huge success. Some highlights included:
- Over 100 tons of food were collected and distributed to over 530 beneficiary organisations nationally.
- Over 500 Pick n Pay stores nationwide, participated in the food collection drive.
- More than 5,000 volunteers participated in the packing events in Cape Town, Johannesburg, Port Elizabeth, Rustenburg and Durban.
Details about the food drive and packing events will be announced shortly. Tickets for the packing event will be made available on the Webtickets platform.
Watch the 2019 Mandela day packing event video that was hosted at the CTICC: