Stop Hunger Now Southern Africa is calling for volunteers to join the Million Meal Challenge on Friday 17 July 2015 to help build food sustainability for thousands of pre-school children in South Africa.
The Million Meal Challenge is a massive volunteer meal packaging drive that will be taking place in Johannesburg, Cape Town and Durban on Friday 17 July. Graça Machel, the chief patron of Stop Hunger Now Southern Africa, will be joining forces with local celebrities such as musicians Chad Saaiman and Elvis Blue, and MasterChef SA winner Roxi Wardman, plus thousands of volunteers as they attempt to package one million meals in four 67-minute shifts. These meals will help SHNSA feed 5000 children healthy and nutritious meals for one year.
“This is a world-first attempt at packaging one million meals in one day with three cities involved,” says Saira Khan, chief executive officer of Stop Hunger Now SA. “We’ll distribute the meals packed in each city to that province, with the focus on early childhood development centres that do not obtain government subsidies, where parents are unable to contribute to costs. In essence, the meals will go to the most vulnerable children.”
The Million Meal Challenge will take place on Friday 17 July 2015 (the day before Mandela Day). The shifts will start at 8am, 11am and 2pm and will take place in Johannesburg at the Sandton Convention Centre, in Cape Town at Canal Walk, and in Durban at Durban International Convention Centre. Click here to find out more.
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