Unilever SA takes part in World Food Day
In South Africa, Unilever staff participated in World Food Day by preparing and distributing sandwiches to underprivileged school children in KwaZulu-Natal. In partnership with the Domino Foundation, over 8000 sandwiches were distributed to 10 schools in the KwaMashu and Phoenix areas.
The Domino Foundationseeks to assist and empower the neediest communities to pave the way for a brighter tomorrow, striving to equip individuals physically, emotionally, socially, cognitively and spiritually to enable purpose-filled lives. With a focus on interventions such as babies’ homes, feeding programmes, early childhood development programmes, life skills programmes and literacy programmes.
“Our vision is to create a Brighter Future for all South Africans through improving the health and hygiene in communities where we operate.We are humbled by this opportunity to help these schools in Durban.
"There is no greater privilege than being able to fill a hungry child’s stomach. This is but a small token of our acknowledgement of the immense number of children that go hungry every day, and our continued commitment to providing aid wherever and whenever the opportunity presents itself,” said Peter Cowan, Chairman of Unilever SA.
This initiative also gave Unilever the opportunity, through its Knorr brand,to promote the importance of nutritious meal options and making them accessible and affordable to millions.
Three hundred volunteers banded together at the La Lucia Ridge offices and the Indonsa Factory site to prepare healthy and nutritious sandwiches. These, along with packets of Knorr Cup-a-Soup were distributed to Zwakele Primary school, Amaoti 3 Combined school, Nhlonipho Primary school,
Ekuthuleni Primary school and Columbia Primary school situated within the Amaoti informal settlement. The other schools included Avoca Secondary, St Michaels Primary and Park Hill High.
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