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Rise Against Hunger Africa partners with business to support communities during Covid-19

Rise Against Hunger Africa has partnered with local Cargill businesses to pack and distribute over 250,000 meals in KwaZulu Natal and Gauteng provinces.

Working with other key NPOs, Rise Against Hunger (RAH) Africa will pack and distribute 125 000 meals in Ezinketheni and Copesville in Pietermaritzburg, KwaZulu Natal and 125,000 meals in Zandspruit, Kaya Sands and Diepsloot, Gauteng. These nutritious meals will support over 4,000 people for the next three months, the majority of whom are orphaned children living with aged grandmothers and other caregivers.

“When non-profit organisations (NPOs) partner with business, a large impact is made to combat the hunger crisis and helps meet the needs of the most vulnerable during Covid-19,” said Brendon de Boer, Commercial Director for Sub Sahara Africa, Cargill.

Cargill’s local business in Johannesburg and Pietermaritzburg contributed a total of R720,000 to assist the communities in which they operate in South Africa.

Brian Nell, CEO of RAH commented, “We would like to thank Cargill and its employees for the generous donation and the impact they are making in the fight against hunger in these provinces.”