• As Mandela Day approaches, the spirit of giving and community service comes alive. It’s a time to reflect on Nelson Mandela’s legacy of compassion and action, and what better way to honour him than by giving back to those in need?

    67 Minutes has proved year after year to make an incredible impact for those in need, but with so many people, charities, and communities who could use a hand in our country, it can be difficult to decide on where to start.

    Here’s how you can get involved by donating food or volunteering your time!

    Where to participate with food donations and volunteering for Mandela Day:

    The #Unionagainsthunger: SA Harvest’s Mandela Month campaign to deliver 1 million meals

    SA Harvest, a leading food rescue organisation, has launched its Mandela Month Campaign through its advocacy arm, #UnionAgainstHunger. The campaign aims to commemorate Nelson Mandela’s lifelong dedication to human rights and social justice by spotlighting the ongoing challenge of hunger in South Africa and rallying efforts to combat it.

    “In recognition of Mandela Day, we urge everyone – food donors, partners, corporations, and the South African public – to stand with us in our mission by pledging a symbolic donation representing Mandela’s 67 years of service,” said Alan Browde, CEO and founder of SA Harvest.

    Website: SA Harvest

    Contact: 072 486 0618 |[email protected]


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    Rise Against Hunger Africa

    This year, Rise Against Hunger Africa is organising several national events in honor of Nelson Mandela’s legacy. These events provide corporate volunteers with the opportunity to dedicate 67 minutes of their time to pack nutritious meals. Corporates are encouraged to support this initiative by sponsoring teams of 12 to 18 staff members with a donation of R12,500.

    The meals packed during these events will benefit Early Childhood Development centers supported by RAH Africa. Through the ECD Connect programme, these meals help ensure that thousands of children receive proper nutrition crucial to their educational development.

    Registration forms for each event location are available confirming dates and venues. If you have a venue to offer for these events, please reach out, they’d love to hear from you.

    Website: Rise Against Hunger Africa

    Contact: 021 705 6278 | [email protected] |[email protected]

    FoodForward SA Mandela Day Food Packing


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    Website: FoodForward SA 

    Contact: 021 531 5670 | [email protected]

    Mbizana Soup Kitchen

    Support Mbizana Soup Kitchen and other projects by donating non-perishable food parcels for their beneficiaries. As they organise for Mandela Day, your contributions are crucial, especially during this rainy and cold winter season in Cape Town.

    The soup kitchen aims to provide essential food items such as 2kg Mealie Meal, 2kg Rice, 2kg Sugar, Tin Fish, Soya Mince, 750ml Cooking Oil, Tea, and Cremora to all their elderly beneficiaries who struggle to reach their center. Join in on making a difference on this special day.

    Website: Mbizana Soup Kitchen

    Contact: 083 5510428

    Chefs With Compassion #67000litres for Mandela Day

    Chefs with Compassion’s #67000litres Challenge is back once again this Mandela Day – and you’re invited! Whether you’re in Parys or Pofadder, Joburg or Jeffreys Bay, you can participate in your own kitchen on Mandela Day.

    Your challenge is to cook 10 litres of soup in 67 minutes or more, and donate it to a beneficiary of your choice. This is to ensure hungry people across the country, will receive a meal on Mandela Day. At the same time, you’ll be helping Chefs with Compassion reach their target of R1 million raised on Mandela Day through a minimum participation fee of R67.

    Website: Chefs with Compassion

    Contact: [email protected]

    Help Ladles of Love

    Ladles of Love seeks numerous volunteers in Cape Town or Joburg to engage in a variety of meaningful activities, such as sandwich making, assembling buckets of hope, and packing nutrition boxes (learn more here).


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    They aim to set a record for the ‘Highest Number of Volunteers Spending 67 Minutes Supporting Children in Need’—imagine the impact on countless young lives.

    To participate: Reserve your volunteer slot here.

    Website: Ladles of Love

    Contact: 071 747 7311| [email protected]