SOUTH AFRICA UNITES ON WORLD FOOD DAY TO SMASH A WORLD RECORD

October 16, 2019

RCL FOODS’ DO MORE FOUNDATION, together with 50 corporate partners across South Africa, made history this World Food Day (16th October) by making 107 418 sandwiches in one hour!

This phenomenal feat crushed the world record of 57 000 sandwiches and even exceeded the original target set out by the DO MORE FOUNDATION of 100 000.

In the process of making these sandwiches, a total of 14 000 loaves of Sunbake bread were used, as well as 1,7 tons of Rama spread and 1,7 tons of Yum Yum peanut butter. Volunteers at 43 sites across South Africa were allocated one hour between 10am and 11am to pull off this feat. The sandwiches were thereafter distributed to children from impoverished communities across South Africa.

The outstanding success of this venture can be attributed to the fantastic enthusiasm and generosity from all the corporates that took part as well as the meticulous organization and planning from the DO MORE FOUNDATION.

Even though records were smashed, the most important aspect was being able to raise awareness for food insecurity and the effect it has on young children in South Africa.

Warren Farrer of the DO MORE FOUNDATION believes this year’s epic sandwich attempt was merely a taste of what’s to come. “I’m really looking forward to taking it up a step next year”. He also reflected on the success of the event and thanked all those who took part. “When you have a vision and an idea that connects with people, amazing things can happen. Today we helped brighten a little child’s day somewhere. There’s no better reward. We couldn’t have done it without our amazing partners, so a massive thanks to all those involved.”

Thank you to all our incredible partners: Conversation LAB, Brownie Points, RCL FOODS, Vector, The Hardy Boys, Globeflight, Snazzi Solutions, Black Coffee Design, Riverview Preparatory School, Marsh Africa, DUT, OPSI Systems Inc., VSC Solution, Empact, Polyoak Packaging, ARB Electrical Wholesalers, Nampak Liquid Packaging, FNB Touchzone_ZA, Phakisa Holdings Group of Companies, Anchor Yeast, Masana Petroleum Solutions, CHEP South Africa, Carbocraft, Altron Bytes Document Solutions, Crown National, Keyrus South Africa, Kerry Taste & Nutrition, Siyakha, SN Pool Gemeenskoptigting, Pilotfish, Paton Tupper Digital, AGT Foods Retail Division, Biz-Insights It Solutions, Vantage Data, Calpak, KFC, Eatfresh – Canteen Management & Catering Services, Rotolabel, Neopak, Tegwen, Newmantle, TVET college and Flexible Packaging Convertors