Rise Against Hunger (RAH) Africa has partnered with local Cargill businesses to pack and distribute over 250 000 meals in KwaZulu-Natal and Gauteng.

Working with other key non-profit organisations, RAH Africa will pack and distribute 125 000 meals in Ezinketheni and Copesville in Pietermaritzburg, KwaZulu-Natal, and 125 000 meals in Zandspruit, Kaya Sands and Diepsloot, Gauteng. These nutritious meals will support over 4 000 people for the next three months, the majority of whom are orphaned children living with aged grandmothers and other caregivers.

Feeding the vulnerable during COVID-19

“When NPOs partner with businesses, a large impact is made to combat the hunger crisis, and it helps meet the needs of the most vulnerable during COVID-19,” says Brendon de Boer, commercial director for sub-Saharan Africa, Cargill.

Cargill’s local business in Johannesburg and Pietermaritzburg contributed a total of R720 000 to assist the communities in which they operate in South Africa.

Brian Nell, CEO of RAH commented, “We would like to thank Cargill and its employees for the generous donation and the impact they make in the fight against hunger in these provinces.” – Press release, Cargill