The non-profit #FeedingSATogether initiative has already seen the delivery of 90 NUTRIWELL food packs to the Khyalethu School near Knysna, and with the help of the South African Red Cross Society (SARCS) a further 200 packs have been distributed to orphanages and old age homes in Soweto, Daveyton, Germiston, Brakpan and Benoni. One NUTRIWELL food pack is normally priced at R250 and can feed a single person for up to one month. Its contents include vegetable soup, soya mince, instant porridge and nutritious instant shakes.
For this initiative NUTRIWELL has made the packs available for a discounted price of R220, and each delivery also includes a hand sanitiser from Minnie Dlamini’s own line of personal beauty products which was produced by Zeta Laboratories, manufacturers of health and beauty products with over 25 years of experience.
Jaguar South Africa, has made available 11 Land Rover vehicles to South African Red Cross Society (SARCS) in its efforts to combat the spread of the virus. The focus of SARCS is on education in vulnerable areas as well as the distribution of protective gear such as masks and gloves, and now NUTRIWELL food packs and MD hand sanitisers.
Diageo SA, Jaguar Land Rover and Minnie Dlamini are now calling on any company, business or individual who can contribute to the cause, to donate to the campaign in order to extend the service to other areas by clicking HERE.
Sibani Mngadi, Corporate Relations Director of Diageo South Africa, said: "We are proud to have partnered with the Minnie Dlamini Foundation, the Red Cross and Jaguar Land Rover to assist vulnerable communities during this trying time. We challenge other Corporates to come on board and support this initiative. Together we can fight and win against this pandemic".
Minnie Dlamini, Jaguar Brand Ambassador, said: "Hunger is a daily battle in South Africa, even outside of the harsh circumstances many find themselves in at the moment. The lockdown period, although absolutely necessary, has shined a light on the fact that malnutrition and hunger is a massive challenge which has only been intensified by this pandemi"