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.