Photo Credit: Ladles of Love

People from around South Africa united to make 75,000 sandwiches as part of an epic Sarmiethon that became a record-breaking sarmie showdown!


South Africa (13 November 2023) — When it comes to charitable organisations that make record-breaking differences, Ladles of Love understands the assignment very well. From another world record set this Nelson Mandela Day to their recent Sarmiethon record, South Africans can be just as proud of these missions accomplished as we have been for other local achievements that were applauded this year.

World Sandwich Day took place on the 3rd of November 2023 and called for volunteers to gather their sandwich-making finesse as part of a massive Sarmiethon.

While World Sandwich Day is an opportunity for some to shamelessly share their love of the humble meal and all its variations over a bite or several, for others it marked the opportunity to nourish communities; particularly hungry children.

The Sarmiethon came just after World Food Day in mid-October, where food security and access to nourishment across the world were a topic of immense focus.

All in all, people from all over South Africa including Hermanus, Cape Town and Johannesburg joined the call to make as many sandwiches as possible. In total, they made 75,000 sarmies alongside the guiding hands from Ladles of Love, who announced the outcome as a record-breaker.

Beyond the Sarmiethon, Ladles of Love continues its many activations toward its overarching mission: a South Africa that isn’t grappling with hunger as a norm.

Some of these include the ‘Feed the Soil’ Programme where household food waste is saved from landfills and used instead to create a compost system that contributes to community farmers (over 20 tons of compost have been paid forward to Urban Farmers), community and soup kitchens like the Dignity Kitchens and various food drives.

Sources: Ladles of Love
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