Packathon aims for 100 000 meals

2019-12-03 06:00
Shoppers donate an hour of their time at last year’s packathon at Kenilworth Centre.

Shoppers donate an hour of their time at last year’s packathon at Kenilworth Centre.

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Kenilworth Centre will again join hands with Rise Against Hunger Africa for its 10th year to pack 100 000 meal packs – 50 000 meals more than in 2018 – on Saturday 7 December.

The One Million Plus One packathon will start at 09:00 and shoppers are invited to give an hour of their time to join an assembly line, packing food to help feed hundreds of starving children.

Expresso TV presenter, Graeme Richards, will be MC for the packathon and live musical acts will keep customers and meal-packers entertained.

The TV personality has been involved with Rise Against Hunger for several years. Richards said: “Ten to 20 children die due to starvation every day in South Africa. We have to unite as a nation to bring an end to these tragic statistics – and through Rise Against Hunger, we’re making progress.”

The One Million Plus One campaign is spearheaded by Richards in partnership with marketing agency, The Blue Room.

“Last year, through our Meals for Mandela campaign, participating centres managed to pack 100 000 meals altogether. This year, I wanted to up the ante to a million and one, hence the name One Million Plus One,” he explained.

The Kenilworth Centre was the first shopping centre to host Rise Against Hunger’s meal packathon a decade ago. This year it is one of five centres participating.

Centre manager Michelle Britton says it has been a great journey.

“Our goal during the first packathon we hosted in 2009 was 34 000 meal packs. This year our aim is 100 000 meal packs. Our successful history and the heartening contribution from our community will ensure that once again we meet our goal.”

Meals for the upcoming One Million Plus One packathon have been sponsored by Oceana.

Rise Against Hunger is an international hunger relief organisation. With the goal of eradicating world hunger by 2030, it relies on the generosity of corporates for meal sponsorships and the public for meal packing.

To take part, go to www.rahafrica.org and sign-up for a slot, or visit the centre on the day at 1 Doncaster Road, Kenilworth.V For more information, visit the Kenilworth Centre Facebook page or contact 021 671 5054.

Kenilworth Centre will again join hands with Rise Against Hunger Africa for its 10th year to pack 100 000 meal packs – 50 000 meals more than in 2018 – on Saturday 7 December.

The One Million Plus One packathon will start at 09:00 and shoppers are invited to give an hour of their time to join an assembly line, packing food to help feed hundreds of starving children.

Expresso TV presenter, Graeme Richards, will be MC for the packathon and live musical acts will keep customers and meal-packers entertained.

The TV personality has been involved with Rise Against Hunger for several years. Richards said: “Ten to 20 children die due to starvation every day in South Africa. We have to unite as a nation to bring an end to these tragic statistics – and through Rise Against Hunger, we’re making progress.”

The One Million Plus One campaign is spearheaded by Richards in partnership with marketing agency, The Blue Room.

“Last year, through our Meals for Mandela campaign, participating centres managed to pack 100 000 meals altogether. This year, I wanted to up the ante to a million and one, hence the name One Million Plus One,” he explained.

The Kenilworth Centre was the first shopping centre to host Rise Against Hunger’s meal packathon a decade ago. This year it is one of five centres participating.

Centre manager Michelle Britton says it has been a great journey.

“Our goal during the first packathon we hosted in 2009 was 34 000 meal packs. This year our aim is 100 000 meal packs. Our successful history and the heartening contribution from our community will ensure that once again we meet our goal.”

Meals for the upcoming One Million Plus One packathon have been sponsored by Oceana.

Rise Against Hunger is an international hunger relief organisation. With the goal of eradicating world hunger by 2030, it relies on the generosity of corporates for meal sponsorships and the public for meal packing. To take part, go to www.rahafrica.org and sign-up for a slot, or visit the centre on the day at 1 Doncaster Road, Kenilworth.V For more information, visit the Kenilworth Centre Facebook page or contact 021 671 5054.

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