In Celebration of Mandela Day, Cape Town-based charity Ladles of Love are set on breaking the Guinness World Record for the longest line of food cans on July 18.
The current Canadian-held record is 3.28km for 44 966 cans. Ladles of Love has their heart set on 6.7 km long. All locals are encouraged to donate 67 minutes of their time on Mandela Day to kindly help this organisation achieve their world record.
The event will be taking place outdoors to adhere to all COVID-19 protocols on July 18, and will be a complete action-packed day for the entire family to enjoy.
Mandela Day is a global call to action, celebrating the idea that each individual can make an impact. Ladles of Love embraces Mandela Day and creates platforms to honour Madiba’s life and legacy by rallying active citizens to do good each year.
Ladles of Love Founder, Danny Diliberto explains, “Our Mandela Day message is simple. Nelson Mandela fought for social justice for 67 years. And now Ladles of Love is asking Capetonians to volunteer 67 minutes of their time with us on Mandela Day.”
“Last year, we broke a world record for the most amount of sandwiches made in one hour. Volunteers showed incredible generosity of spirit and we made a mind-boggling 304 000 homemade sandwiches in one hour, which were then distributed to communities in need,” he continues.
“It was a great way to fill an immediate need for food and raise funds for our ongoing food programmes. And this year we need help to break another record! And all we need are volunteers and 90000 cans to do it!”
To take action against hunger, people can volunteer their 67 minutes by:
- Helping to build the 6.7km line of food cans. R125 buys you a 67-minute slot to participate.
- Donating 400-450g tins of non-perishable food at the Ladles of Love depots.
- Buying five 400-450g Denny Soup cans for R100 via Webtickets (Pay R50 for 5x cans to go into the line and R50 donation to the organisation).
Diliberto concludes that “Many acts of kindness make one huge impact of love. 90 000 cans mean 36,900 kgs of food that we will distribute to over 300 partner community kitchens. They will definitely make the most of your non-perishable food donations.
“People can donate tinned foods such as canned fish, vegetables, lentils, and soups. This will help us fight hunger a little more.”
To participate, volunteers need to pay a donation to Ladles of Love via Webtickets
If you have any enquiries:
Email: [email protected]
Find a Ladles of Love can drop-off depot at ladlesoflove.org.za