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DHL Stormers helps unpack food delivered by Pick n Pay at old age home
DHL Stormers players Siya Kolisi, Steven Kitshoff, Scarra Ntubeni, Damian Willemse, Dillyn Leyds, Nama Xaba, Kwenzo Blose, and Chris van Zyl visited the Neighbourhood Old Age Home (NOAH) in Woodstock, Cape Town on 4 June to unpack 1,354kgs of food that was delivered by Pick n Pay's Feed the Nation campaign. Pick n Pay and the DHL Stormers have partnered to help create awareness and raise funds for Pick n Pay's Feed the Nation campaign, which is supporting hundreds of vulnerable communities in lockdown. Each Stormers player has personally donated and collectively they've donated over R50,000 towards Feed the Nation, which to date has raised R52.2m....
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5 Jun 2020 10:18
Pick n Pay donates meals to schoolchildren
Pick n Pay has given food hampers to vulnerable schoolchildren during the lockdown as part of its Feed the Nation campaign. A total of 15,316 hampers have been donated that equates to 1.7 million meals. The hampers included fresh vegetables, rice, maize meal, baked beans, oil, pilchards, sugar beans and milk powder. One-hundred-and-two schools across eight provinces have been assisted to date. The schoolchildren are identified through the retailer's Pick n Pay School Club....
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29 May 2020 11:54
#BeautifulNews: This chef proves that bustling cities are the best place to farm
Where does your food come from? Over half of South Africa’s population live in cities, with no direct access to farms. We scour grocery store shelves for the most attractive packaging, rather than the freshest produce. Justin Bonello felt this massive disconnect between what we consume and its origins. So the chef set out to track our daily bread from field to store to dinner table. “We’ve become so reliant on mass-produced, homogenised food that we no longer even know what real food is,” Bonello says. This realisation drove him to dig up his own Cape Town garden, a move that’s led to a city-wide farming initiative. Read Justin Bonello's full story...
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20 Aug 2019 11:58
#BeautifulNews: This 21-year-old ploughed her way to becoming a green pepper expert
Love stories often make for riveting tales. Mahlatse Matlakana’s journey of courage, sacrifice, and passion is one epic romance with an unexpected source of affection – green peppers. At the age of 15, Matlakana supported her family by working on farms in Arrie Village, Limpopo. What she didn’t know was that this act of survival would lead to her owning her own business before she turned 21. Read Mahlatse Matlakana's full story...
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23 Jul 2019 12:41
Save Our Schools launches three initiatives on Mandela Day
Save Our Schools (SOS) did its part for Mandela Day 2019 by launching three initiatives in the Bloekombos community of Kraaifontein. The initiatives were launched in collaboration with Grundfos, Munich Re, and Mountain Falls.
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23 Jul 2019 11:15
#BeautifulNews: Pick your flowers and eat them too. This forager shows us how
Roushanna Gray takes a bite of a delicate blossom. It’s not unusual to see her include buds, petals and leaves that she’s foraged in her meals. “In fynbos, there are so many different types of edible and medicinal species,” Gray says. South Africa’s biodiversity is as abundant as it is breathtaking. Centuries ago, local foliage served as people’s diets. Today, among artful food trends, indigenous blooms are returning to modern palates. Read Roushanna Gray's full story...
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2 May 2019 11:13
#BeautifulNews: To end hunger, sometimes you have to think inside the box
People can’t function when they’re hungry. But every day, children across South Africa are forced to attend classes without having something to eat. Benjamin Constable realised this while coaching basketball at a primary school in Durban. “This just struck me as the most obvious challenge South Africa faces,” he says. “How do you grow and develop if your stomach’s empty?” Trying to uplift kids with sport took a back seat. The children needed nourishment. Constable’s solution didn’t lie outside the box, but in one. For Benjamin Constable's full story,...
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14 Feb 2019 10:09
#BeautifulNews: Nonhlanhla Joye grew a farm in plastic packets
Nonhlanhla Joye was diagnosed with cancer in 2014. While chemotherapy challenged her strength, her immediate concern wasn’t her health. Too sick to return to work, Joye’s priority was finding a way to put food on the table for her family. So the daughter of a farmer turned to what she knew best and started planting vegetables outside her home in Cato Manor. But what Joye hoped would be a solution turned into a disaster. The chickens roaming around the township got to her garden, destroying her harvest. If Joye was to succeed, some creativity was needed. That’s how she started farming in a plastic packet. Read Nonhlanhla Joye's full story...
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17 Jan 2019 06:28
What Coca-Cola Peninsula Beverages did for 67 minutes
To play its part in giving back to communities this past Mandela Day on 18 July 2018, Coca-Cola Peninsula Beverages and its partners used its 67 minutes to distribute food parcels to various places in the Western Cape.
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19 Jul 2018 08:14
PnP, FoodForward SA Mandela Day Food Drive is up to 132 tonnes
The Pick n Pay and FoodForward SA 2018 Mandela Day Food Drive collected 132 tonnes of food or the equivalent of 528,000 meals since its launch on 13 July 2018; the final donation figures are expected to be available by 20 July 2018. The drive encouraged customers to donate non-perishable food items in any of the 500 participating Pick n Pay stores nationwide. Customers could also make a cash donation at the till point, or volunteer their time to engage and educate shoppers about the food drive....
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18 Jul 2018 13:30
Studio H pop-up waterless dinner
Cape Town-based food design agency Studio H will be hosting a series of pop-up waterless dinners prepared with salt tolerant crops. The first event took place in Cape Town on Tuesday 23 January.
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24 Jan 2018 11:34
Unilever Solutions participates in World Food Day
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.
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21 Nov 2017 16:46
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