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Mandela Day 2022: The Largest Food Can Mosaic Two cities, one World Record smashed

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”We can change the world and make it a better place.
It is in your hands to make a difference.”
Nelson Rolihlahla Mandela

There is nothing quite like South Africans coming together on Mandela Day to  help people those less fortunate than themselves.  What happens is magical – you see ubuntu fuel team spirit and make the impossible, possible.

This was the case on Mandela Day, 18 July 2022 when our Ladles of Love World Record Breaking Attempts took place at two premium venues in SA simultaneously: Nelson Mandela Square, Johannesburg – the South African flag mosaic; and Cape Town International Convention Centre, Foreshore – A portrait of Nelson Mandela mosaic.

A total of 88,000 food cans were placed across the two cities by volunteers who worked together to ensure the mosaics came to life in the most extraordinary way. By late afternoon on 18 July, the two venues announced that they had exceeded the number of food cans and square meterage of the existing world record. Resulting in the world record being smashed to smithereens!

Over 2000 people volunteered to spend their 67 minutes in one of the various activities designed to provide relief to people in need. The food cans were placed and then picked up and packed onto pallets for re-distribution to local organisations with soup kitchens over the next few months.

The additional activities achieved: over 3 tons of vegetables were chopped at chopping stations; 125,000 sandwiches were made either on site at various sponsored corporate events; hundreds of squares were knitted to make blankets.

”We can only do what we do because of your support and sponsorship. Together we achieved the impossible. Thank you. In the true spirit of Mandela Day, we collaborated and made magic happen”
Danny Diliberto, Founder and Director, Ladles of love

With gratitude and appreciation to our partners and sponsors

We achieved our Mandela Day 2022 objectives by raising food, funds, and awareness to continue Nelson Mandela’s legacy of alleviating hunger.