In 2019 the foundation broke a world record for the most peanut butter sandwiches made in an hour — an event that took place with over 1 000 volunteers across 43 sites in South Africa. 

The foundation says that in 2022 it will once again showcase the value of collective action by preparing over 570 000 bowls of Rainbow chicken soup for disadvantaged people across eight provinces.

These meals will be prepared with contributions from Crown National who donated their chef's Choice Soup and RCL Foods' brands, which donated:
  • Sunbake bread
  • Rama margarine, and
  • Rainbow chicken.

This will be a collaborative event with 18 campaign partners (including RCL Foods, CHEP and Buckman) that have recruited employee volunteers to help prepare the meals for Early Childhood Development (ECD) centres in their local communities.

In order to ensure the foundation can truly '#DoMore' and reach more people, it has also partnered with the team at Meals on Wheels who will be cooking 140 155 litres of soup with their volunteers at sites in:
  • KwaZulu-Natal
  • Eastern Cape
  • Northern Cape 
  • Western Cape, and
  • Gauteng.

While the foundation acknowledges that once-off meals do not lead to sustainable change, its 2022 campaign aims to see Do More Foundation heroes (employee volunteers from RCL Foods) along with FNB volunteers working with 22 ECD centres (servicing over 900 children across eight provinces) to establish food gardens.

The volunteers will also be distributing height charts to encourage growth monitoring and hosting an exclusive nutrition training workshop, using resources printed through Repurpose for Purpose programme.

The latest General Household Survey (GHS) data shows at least 2.5 million children experience hunger and live below the food poverty line. Recent child mortality audits also show that almost a third of children who die are severely malnourished.

"These markers showcase the need for us to work together and use the power of collective action to find sustainable solutions," says Iris Naidoo, partnership manager at the Do More Foundation.

Naidoo concludes, "World Food Day gives us the opportunity to raise awareness about these issues and highlight the role of collective impact in addressing the problems head-on."

If you would like to find out more about this campaign and see how you can get involved, contact the Do More Foundation at [email protected]

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