Caption: Mustadafin Foundation and Pick n Pay partnered on International Mandela Day to give far more than 67 minutes back to disadvantaged communities across Cape Town. 6000 hungry bellies were filled after 18 huge pots of delicious food was cooked at Pick n Pay’s head office in Rosmead Avenue, Kenilworth, and distributed in the communities across Cape Town.

International Mandela Day was a memorable occasion in Cape Town as Pick n Pay employees accompanied Mustadafin Foundation to cook and distribute food to nine areas around Cape Town.

The event was in celebration of our country’s father, Madiba, and Mustadafin Foundation facilitated the cooking and distribution of the food to impoverished areas. Each of the eighteen pots held 100 litre of delicious soup with bread and crisps that fed 6000 people. The Pick n Pay staff peeled and chopped veggies, stirred cauldrons and cleaned up since 08:00 on the day, working hard to make a difference. Pick n Pay accompanied the Mustadafin team to deliver the soup to the needy.

“It was a privilege to work alongside Pick n Pay on this project and to help others give 67 minutes of their time in making a change. We are also so grateful to Pick n Pay for donating R10 000 of food vouchers to us which will go a very long way in helping the needy this winter,” comments Ghairunisa Johnstone, Founder of Mustadafin Foundation. “A big thank you also goes to Premier Foods who donated 1800 loaves of bread for the day.”

Pots of soup fed hungry tummies at Overcome Heights in Retreat; Tafelsig in Mitchells Plain; Zille Heights in Lotus River; Egoli in Phillipe; Masekane, Camp Road in Strandfontein; Khayalitsha Section B/C and Heinz Park where residents were grateful for the delicious meal.

Although it was a rainy day, the joy of giving could be seen on every appreciative face!

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The Mustadafin Foundation was established in 1986 as a result of political unrest and violence in the Crossroads Township. Crossroads, at that time was isolated and violence that erupted was due to faction fighting. It had a devastating effect on the local community, particularly women and children.

In order to support the community, a group of professionals offered their expertise, skills and resources. They provided medical care, trauma counselling, accommodation, food and clothing. This group encompassed such a wide range of people working constructively towards a common goal that it was decided to formalise the situation in the hope that this initiative could be maintained – this saw the birth of the Mustadafin Foundation.