On 18 July 2019 Gallagher Convention Centre hosted FoodForwardSA for their food packing event in Hall 1.
The 2019 FoodForward SA Mandela Day Food Drive, in partnership with Pick n Pay, was one of the largest national food drives in South Africa, providing much-needed basic food items to vulnerable communities.
The food collected in the Mandela Day Food Drive supports the 530 beneficiary organisations in FoodForward SA’s national distribution network. These donations won’t only help with immediate needs but will also assist in stocking FoodForward SA’s warehouses with staple food reserves for months when supply is low.
Shoppers were encouraged to donate from a list of 15 discounted non-perishable items displayed in participating Pick n Pay stores or online, make a small cash donation at the till points; or volunteer their time.
The donated food was sorted on Mandela Day by volunteers at packing events across the country. In Midrand, volunteers donated their time during the food packing event at Gallagher Convention Centre.