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World Sandwich Day 2023

Sarmiethon Challenge with events in Cape Town, Hermanus and Johannesburg on Friday 3 November 

World Sandwich Day 2023

Every year we celebrate World Sandwich Day for one simple reason, because we have seen the power of a simple sandwich to provide relief to people who are starving hungry. When children take the first bite of their sarmies and smile when it hits the hunger spot, you realise – a sandwich is priceless.

At Ladles of Love sandwiches became part of our ‘DNA’ during 2020 when during lockdown we started a Sandwich Drive, calling for households in the suburbs to make sarmies.  In no time this went viral, and thousands of families began spreading sandwiches for people in need and soon, we were receiving 25,000 sarmies a day, every day.

It is safe to say that millions and millions of people in poverty-stricken areas have been gifted sandwiches made by people more fortunate, who did so with kindness and compassion. Fast track to today, when we tally up the count, which includes our annual Sarmiethon Challenge – it is a staggering 5,800,000 sarmies.

World Sandwich Day 2023 on Friday 3 November is brought to you by our key sponsors Coronation Fund Managers and Anchor Yeast.

To get involved in our Sarmiethon we encourage you to buy sandwiches at R10 each via our online store and each sandwich will be spread and gifted to a child in need with you love.

Sarmiethon Challenge with events in Cape Town, Hermanus and Johannesburg and we invite companies to participate in these amazing morale boosting team-building events.

Our city venues have been provided curtesy of V&A Waterfront Makers Landing in Cape Town and AtEds Old Edwardian Society in Houghton, Johannesburg.

Corporate Sandwich-Making Challenge

Companies are invited to enter a team and make as many sarmies as they can with bread sponsored by Blue Ribbon, and jam from Rhodes Quality, ensuring that every cent raised from the donation fee goes to our charity.

Cost per team entry: Donation R25,000 (18A Tax certificates issued)

The team package includes: all ingredients; hospitality and branding.

Bookings enquiries: events@ladlesoflove.org.za

Sarmiethon schedule:

08h15: Teams meet for coffee and briefing; 09h00: Challenge begins; 11h00: optional team member changes; 13h00: Challenge Wraps; 13h15: Lunch and prize-giving.

Prize Categories:

  1. The team that makes the most sandwiches in a four-hour challenge.
  2. The team that raises the most amount of money by selling sandwiches at R10 each.
  3. The team with the most spirit and gees.
  4. The best dressed team.

Team fundraising: Company internal campaigns and team members drive sandwich sales through our online store using their company name as a reference.  We will tally them up by 13h00 on World Sandwich Day and allocate funds raised to the team before prize-giving.

Power of Partnerships – Thank you to our key sponsors, product partners and corporate teams who have supported Sarmiethon 2023 Cape Town & Johannesburg