Unilever Food Solutions supported World Food Day on 16 October 2017 by donating a chest freezer and by inviting chefs to #ShareAMeal with children at the Pauline Podbrey Foundation in Khayelitsha, Cape Town. The Pauline Podbrey Foundation offers after-school educational support and sports activities to children from the local community and provides them with a daily meal.
At least 200 employees from Woolworths' Employee Community Involvement Programme worked with learners at ten schools' permaculture food gardens on World Food Day, 16 October 2017. Groups of 20 volunteers worked side by side with learners and educators to dig new beds, mulch, compost, plant and water.
To do their bit for Nelson Mandela Day, members of staff at Diageo SA dedicated their 67 minutes to build houses with Habitat for Humanity in Orange Farm and feeding the less fortunate with Meals on Wheels at the Thabo Mbeki settlement in Johannesburg.
Diageo SA staff members use the funds that they collect in their VEO Community Fund, an employee-led charitable initiative that is funded by their personal contributions from their monthly salaries and matched by the company, to assist in similar activities throughout the year....
This Mandela Day, KFC staff members, along with NGOs, and other stakeholders spent the day volunteering and participating in fundraising initiatives linked to its Add Hope feeding initiative and the charities it supports. The KFC head office in Johannesburg ran a can collection drive that led to the packing of 720 boxes of food for JAM; one of the 137 NGOs that Add Hope supports.
As one of the Shoprite Group's #MandelaDay2017 initiatives, it will take hands with NOAH. NOAH lives #ActForChange and takes #ActionAgainstPoverty by making it possible for social pensioners to live with dignity, purpose and companionship.
Shoprite is paying it forward with its #YellowPacketChallenge by asking South African consumers to donate grocery bags filled with non-perishables to individuals and organisations in need. The challenge, which has been running since 22 May 2017 and will end on 9 July 2017, encourages consumers to share with someone less fortunate.
Bos Sport held a special event to hand over the R10,000 cheques that the Go Bos Fund has donated to One Heart, Afrika Tikkun, Grassroot Soccer, Inspired 2 Become, and Share The Stroke. The handover event was held at The Station in Green Point and the respective NGOs and the young people enrolled in their programmes participated in a series of fun challenges, which was followed by a braai.
The annual Smarties Week, an initiative of Clover Mama Afrika, recently took place at the Ocean Breeze Hotel in Strand, Cape Town. The Clover's CSI project is designed to equip women across the country who assist disadvantaged people in their communities, to develop the necessary skills for their talents. The ‘smart' week, allows ladies to unite through Clover Mama Afrika and travel across South Africa to partake in value added, hands-on training courses and workshops....