In celebration of Mandela Day, hundreds of South Africans came together to commemorate the life of former President Nelson Mandela. The Coca-Cola Peninsula Beverages (CCPB) team joined hands by preparing 2 000 sandwiches and hundreds of litres of soup to those in need.

Caption: The CCPB South region based in Athlone saw over 200 staff including truck drivers, sales managers and general managers, coming together to prepare 2 000 delicious sandwiches. One thousand of these lunch packs were delivered to the Saartjie Baartman Centre for Women and Children in Heideveld, the Heatherdale Children’s Home in Belgravia, Ekuphumleni Frail Care Centre in Gugulethu and Baphumelele Foundation in Khayelitsha. Local non-profit organisation, Mustadafin Foundation, also received 1 000 sandwiches and fruit packs for distribution to the various projects they co-ordinate.

Caption: CCPB also kept everyone hydrated at the Cape Quarter where they joined celebrity chef and one of SA’s outstanding foodie personalities Jenny Morris, who hosted a Soup Kitchen at the Yumcious Café in Green Point. The Cape Quarter was packed with eager volunteers chopping vegetables while lively music entertained young and old. The soup is for night shelters in the area.

Caption: Giggling gourmet, Jenny Morris (left), Priscilla Urquhart, Public Affairs and Communication Manager at CCPB (middle), and Lee Corlett (right), hard at work making bread for the less fortunate.

“It is fantastic to see how Mandela Day brings South Africans from all walks of life together to make a difference within their communities. It has been a pleasure partnering with all those involved,” says Priscilla Urquhart, Public Affairs and Communications Manager at CCPB.

[Photographer: Malick Abarder, Live4ever Productions]