Crèche kids get a kick out of Kraft

2017-04-11 06:02
Representatives of food company Kraft Heinz and feeding scheme Rise against Hunger fed children of the Vrygrond community while visiting two local crèches recently.

Representatives of food company Kraft Heinz and feeding scheme Rise against Hunger fed children of the Vrygrond community while visiting two local crèches recently.

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Two crèches in Vrygrond were visited by a food company’s managers after they recently committed to helping eradicate global hunger.

To kick off the company’s promise to give one billion meals to hungry people around the world over the next five years, Kraft Heinz executives visited the crèches and distributed meals on Sunday 2 April.

The managers fed the children of Overcome early childhood development centre and Masikhule Educare.

They also had an opportunity to interact with the children and to speak with the crèche owners and learn from them directly how the meals were impacting them and the children.

“Getting to meet the children and families who benefit from our efforts has given me a much deeper appreciation for why this work is so important,” says Ahmed Saeed, Kraft Heinz’s food safety and quality leader in Egypt.

The company is partnering with Rise against Hunger (formerly Stop Hunger Now), an international hunger relief organisation that delivers food and aid to the world’s most vulnerable populations, with a goal of ending global hunger by 2030. To help Kraft Heinz makes and donates micronutrient powders – developed by the company’s food science and nutrition experts – that provide 19 essential vitamins and minerals to combat malnutrition.

More than 58 000 children in the country benefit by receiving five meals a week at over 280 crèches nationally. The goal of Rise against Hunger with the support of Kraft Heinz is to increase this to 78 000 children by the end of this year.

Readers can also help Rise against Hunger in various ways, the most important being becoming volunteers or participating in its Mandela Day campaign.

V For more information visit www.stophungernowsa.org, follow @stophungernowsa on Twitter and find stophungernowsa on Facebook.

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