Suncoast partnered with Rise Against Hunger Africa for World Food Day on Friday, 16 October. The goal was to pack 20,000 meals in just a few hours with a limited number of volunteers to ensure that the relevant Covid regulations were followed.
Packing stations were set up in The Globe and a team of just 40 volunteers packed 20,000 meals which will be distributed to Early Childhood Development Centres (ECD) in and around Durban. 3,333 food packets were filled and sealed, these packs will feed 76 vulnerable children five meals a week for a year.
Louise Howell, Suncoast Marketing Manager, said “It was humbling to be a part of this event and to be able to make a small difference to the lives of others especially during these times makes it extra special”.
Rise Against Hunger Africa (RAH) is a volunteer based meal packaging and results oriented nutrition programme, which was started in South Africa in 2009. Their focus is on reaching the most vulnerable: hungry children, specifically those who attend pre-schools, or Early Childhood Development (ECDs).