Oceana Group employees partner with Stop Hunger Now SA to mark Mandela Day
Jul 18th, 10:18
Oceana Group Limited is partnering with Stop Hunger Now SA once again to do their 67 minutes of service in honour of former president Nelson Mandela.
Around 200 Oceana employees will follow Mandela’s example of giving service to fellow humans on July 18, when, through the auspices of the Oceana Foundation, the group’s vehicle for corporate social investment, participate in a Stop Hunger Now SA volunteer meal packing programme.
In two sessions lasting 67 minutes each, staff will pack 23 328 meals consisting of rice, soy, dehydrated vegetables and a mixture of 21 vitamins and minerals, which can be safely stored for up to a year. This is almost double the amount which Oceana packed in 2012.
Oceana CEO Francois Kuttel said food security had been identified as a critical issue not only in South Africa, but globally. “The Oceana Group values the opportunity to contribute towards alleviating the plight of people struggling to put food on their table. Through the work done by the Oceana Foundation, which has a focus on education and food security in and around the communities in which the group operates, we hope to bring about real change.”
The Oceana Foundation is also sponsoring 8 208 meals at a public meal packing event at Canal Walk on Mandela Day, hosted by Canal Walk Foundation and Stop Hunger.
All proceeds from the two events will be donated to crèches in areas where Oceana employees live - St Helena Bay, Hout Bay and Lamberts Bay.
Since the programme’s inception in 2005, nearly 125 000 Stop Hunger Now volunteers have packaged more than 75 million meals around the world, with over two million of these meals being packed and distributed in South Africa.
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