The Mother City has done it! Together, the amazing team at Ladles of Love and caring Capetonians across the city, have managed to break the World Record for most sandwiches made in an hour.

Earlier this week, Ladles of Love made the call for Capetonians to join the cause, order their free sandwich making kit and help break the World Record for most sandwiches made in an hour on Mandela Day.

According to founder Danny Diliberto, the Guinness World Record for most sandwiches made in an hour stood at around 57 000, while the South African record made last year was roughly 107 000 and Ladles of Love was aiming for 125 00 sandwiches in one hour.

Following a huge amount of support from Cape Town residents Ladles of Love excitedly announced the winning tally on their Facebook page.

They didn’t make 125 000 or 200 000, together Cape Town and the dedicated team managed to make 304 583 sandwiches in just one hour, a new Word Record for the Mother City.

While setting a new World Record is one thing, the most important part about the attempt is that hundreds of thousands of hungry people in need were able to eat delicious sandwiches on Mandela Day. The efforts of Ladles of Love an the rest of Cape Town made sure that no one would go hungry.

Capetonians across the city shared their pictures of joining in on the challenge. For a day Cape Town was able to unite to bring joy to those in need.

Pictures: Ladles of Love

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