GrandWest and Golden Valley once again joined hands with Rise Against Hunger to pack meals for hungry children in underprivileged communities on today. The food packing drive was part of a nationwide effort between Sun International and Rise Against Hunger to mark International Mandela Day.
Highly motivated volunteers rolled up their sleeves to pack food parcels at eight Sun International units, with the goal to pack 418 000 meals to feed over 59 000 pre-school children for a year.
Grandwest went guns blazing and packed 254448 meals in 3 sessions of 67minutes each.
This is the fourth consecutive year that Sun International has supported this worthy cause. In the past three years, Sun International has helped pack over 5-million meals at its properties with the help of volunteers from local businesses.
Volunteers packed enough meals to feed about 75 000 preschool children three times a week for the school year. The meals are highly nutritious and comprise of rice, soya, dehydrated vegetable mix and a fortification pack of 23 essential minerals and vitamins specifically formulated to combat malnutrition (complying with the UNICEF standard).
“Mandela Day is dedicated to Nelson Mandela’s, life and work and aims to inspire people to embrace the values that he shared so that all of us can help change the world for the better. We feel privileged to be part of this meaningful Mandela Day initiative which has tremendous and far reaching impact across underprivileged communities,” says Sun International’s Group Social Economic Development Specialist, Heidi Edson.