Spreading the love, one Sarmie at a time

Ladles of Love founder and director, Danny Diliberto

Ladles of Love has launched its annual Sarmiethon Challenge, which aims to provide 100 000 sandwiches to children needing food relief on World Sandwich Day, Thursday November 3.

The organisation needs help to reach their target of raising funds for the 100 000 sarmies before the Sarmiethon events are held at the V&A Waterfront’s Makers Landing in Cape Town and Old Eds in Houghton, Johannesburg.

Corporate teams will battle it out to spread and make the sandwiches on your behalf in the six-hour challenge.

Founder and director of Ladles of Love, Danny Diliberto, says: “I wish you could see the joy sandwiches bring to hungry people, especially the little ones. Their eyes light up with the first bite and as it hits the hunger spot, smiles spread across their faces, and they sigh relief.

“Every time we visit communities, we experience the hope and joy sandwiches bring. Our ask is simply for kind-hearted people to buy as many sarmies as you can and together let’s put smiles on the faces of 100 000 children by alleviating their hunger.”

Mary-Anne Musekiwa, the committee chairperson and chief financial officer at Coronation, which is the headline sponsor of the Sarmiethon, said: “Hunger is an increasingly pressing issue in South African society. It is estimated that more than 30 million South Africans are food insecure, with 25% experiencing perpetual hunger. Sadly, this includes more than 600 000 children across our country. And the truth is, when children are hungry, it impacts their ability to learn and thrive.”

To buy and gift sandwiches, visit the online store at www.ladlesoflove.org.za and for every transaction, you will be entered into a draw to win prizes.