To help address hunger in Africa, South African Breweries has partnered with ‘Stop Hunger Now SA’. They are selling an African beer 8 pack to raise funds.
SAB has released an 8 pack of iconic African beer from different countries across Africa. They hope to export to global markets so consumers as far afield as the United States and China can enjoy these unique African beers.
As part of this new release the breweries have decided to team up with ‘Stop Hunger Now Southern Africa’. This is to make sure that students are being fed. They hope to raise enough to have reached 1 million meals by 2018.
Stop Hunger Now SA is an international, non-governmental organisation which packs and distributes meals to people living in poverty. For every beer pack sold, three students will receive a nutritious, wholesome meal.
“Our goal is to provide 1-million meals for students by 2018, and to do this every year,”
“But beyond that, we will be supporting agricultural development in the different countries as each beer will be sourced locally, with the key ingredients grown by local farmers.”
“We’re bringing a taste of Africa to South Africa and the world and at the same time, we are making a tangible difference in society. Beer drinkers can enjoy the best of Africa and help us make the world a better place.” – Ricardo Tadeu, Zone President of Africa: Anheuser-Busch InBev (AB InBev) and SAB.
The beer packs contain beer from Castle Lager (South Africa), St Louis (Botswana), Maluti Premium Lager (Lesotho), 2M (Mozambique), Laurentina Preta (Mozambique), Manica (Mozambique), Kilimanjaro Premium Lager (Tanzania) and Zambezi Premium Lager (Zimbabwe).
“In South Africa alone, 3.165-million children suffer from household hunger and malnutrition while globally, supplies of food exceed demand.”
“Initiatives such as Beers for Africa which pledge to support students really do enable them to obtain an education and thus move out of poverty. SHNSA provides a sustainable solution to combat hunger and poverty,” – Saira Khan, Chief Executive Officer of SHNSA
The Beers for Africa pack will be launched as a pilot project and will initially be available in South Africa at key outlets across the country for a limited period of time.