Uthando is extremely proud to be supporting “Ladles of Love” since 2020. This organisation is providing life-saving food to hundreds of thousands of South Africans every week. On the 28th of August Uthando represented by James Fernie and his partner Zackeen Thomas participated in a record breaking event organized by Ladles of Love at the V & A Waterfront. During the course of the day an energized and motivated team laid down more than 90 000 donated tins of food in a line weaving it’s way all around the Victoria & Alfred Waterfront covering 6,7 km (67 being the number of years that Nelson Mandela gave of his life to South Africa). All the tins had to be collected and packed after the record breaking event which was actually quite an organizational feat. The more than 90 000 tins of food will be distributed to destitute communities over the coming months.
The founder of Ladles of Love, Danny Diliberto recently sent the following note to Uthando on our assistance in 2020 :
“Each act of kindness is huge no matter how ‘small’ it is and having you all walk this journey with us on an ongoing basis is very, very important to us. To give you an idea the money that has been donated has sent out approximately 3 tonnes of bulk food supply and has provided over 20 000 meals or as I like to say over 20 000 acts of kindness or, better still, over 20 000 smiles.
Once again a very huge thank you for choosing to be a #LoveActivist.
Abundant blessings to you and may your organisation grow from strength to strength.”
James Fernie, Xavier Arendse and Zackeen Thomas
Tins lined up outside the Cape Grace Hotel