Project to help feed kids

2019-07-17 06:00

Sun Windmill Bloemfontein joins hands with Rise Against Hunger to pack meals for children in underprivileged communities on Thursday (18/07).

The food packing drive is part of a nationwide effort between Sun International and Rise Against Hunger to mark Mandela Day.

The theme for this year’s meal packing drive is “This is Possible”.

Rise Against Hunger International launched a campaign to align with the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals, with a focus on its second goal, “Zero Hunger by the year 2030”.

In South Africa millions of children go hungry daily, with hunger killing more people annually than HIV/Aids, Tuberculosis and malaria combined.

In 2017, 6,8 million South Africans experienced hunger.

Teams of volunteers will 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.

About 18 000 meals will be packed at Sun Windmill. In the past three years, Sun International has helped pack over five million meals at its properties with the help of volunteers of local businesses.

“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.

“We feel privileged to be part of this Mandela Day initiative which has tremendous impact across underpri­vileged communities,” said Heidi Edson, Sun Internatio­nal’s Group Social Economic Development Specialist.

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