What are you doing with your 67 minutes?

Mandela Day 2017

By Bridget Day on 14 July 2017

On the 18th July we celebrate Nelson Mandela Day – which is one of the most wonderful days of to year to be a South African.  It is a time when we all unite together with one cause, and celebrate the legacy of Tata Madiba with actions not just words.


What will you do with your 67 minutes?

Sometime we need some help figuring out what to do with our 67 minutes (or more)… so here’s a list of ways you can get involved. Why not call one of these organisations and find out what they are doing for Mandela Day and how you can help?

Since food is close to our hearts, we’ll start with this….


Food Forward SA

Buy and Donate Food In-Store: 14 – 16 July 2017
Visit your nearest Pick ‘n Pay store and purchase selected food groceries.

Corporate Packing Event: 18 July 2017
Encourage your staff and colleagues to spend their 67 minutes with us, to sort and pack the donated food.



Stop Hunger Now

Stop Hunger Now SA is once again proud to host Meal Packing Events around the country in celebration of the legacy of Nelson Mandela.



By Word of Mouth

Part of their Mandela Day initiative will be to cook up & donate soup to those who are less fortunate. If your charity is in need of soup please contact us. Email your details to enrika.sher@bywordofmouth.co.za


Albany Bakeries & DJ Zinhle

In honour of Mandela Month, the Albany team, together with ambassador DJ Zinhle, have pledged to make one thousand sandwiches for the African Children’s Feeding Scheme. Sarmies for Smiles is the first event of its kind for Albany and was born out of the desire to get hands-on in making a difference. 


For Good

Connecting people to causes!  Visit their site to match your skill to the needs in your area, it doesn't get easier than this!



67 Blankets

Keeping our nation warm - His legacy lives on in each blanket we produce for others.


Kingsmead College

Make-and- Donate-a- Sleeping-Bag on Mandela Day Sleeping bags will be made from newspaper and recycled plastic and every sleeping bag will be put into a sturdy cover made from billboard material and sewn by Fleur Fashion House. These sleeping bags will be distributed to the homeless.



Help change a kid’s life, there are so many ways!


Save the Children

They have so many opportunities to get involved from becoming an activist, and artist ambassador or social media ambassador and more…



We are running the campaign 67 minutes to make a difference in the community, by doing an operation clean-up in the Blomvlei area on the 18 July 2017.



Highway Hospice

Donate a potted plant for Mandela Day


And don't forget to show us what you did !

We are always talking about wanting to see companies doing things right... so tell us what you did on Mandela day, we'd like to share it!

Send your photos and news to info@foodfocus.co.za