Mandela Day magic

Glen Heneck, Li Boiskin, and Daniel Bloch

In the words of Nelson Mandela,“Freedom is meaningless if people cannot put food in their stomachs”. 

One in four South Africans are food insecure, without affordable, nutritious food. This year, in honour of Mandela Day, we partnered with Mensch and UJC Cape Town to help feed and create future food sustainability for the Langa community. 

Thanks to the 100 volunteers and the generous donations to the Mensch Mandela Day 2022 Global Cook-A-Thon, we were able to make
500 litres of soup to feed 1500 mouths!

The Langa partners and beneficiaries included Fair Food SA — SA Urban Food and Farming Trust supported by הג’וינט (The Joint), which supports existing and new urban farmers develop sustainable farming enterprises to support them, their families, and the Langa community through the provision of food; and IKhaya Le Langa — a community social enterprise hub in Langa that is home to the Sun Diner (a barista-run coffee shop) and multiple micro business pilots and employment development initiatives. Tickets bought also helped set up 200 household food gardens, and provide seedlings and compost to 150 urban farmers, across 31 food farms.

What an incredible way to honour Madiba’s legacy!

*Langa means sunshine

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