CCS Logistics

STOP HUNGER – Fikelela Aids project

On the last day of August, at around 13:00 pm, CCS Logistics head office downed tools and gathered in their boardroom in order to combine their energies to pack 4320 meals for the STOP hunger campaign. Michelle Anders (Meal packaging event co-ordinator – Western Cape) and David Jacobs (National Strategic projects manager) introduced the CCS Logistics team to the initiative and guided them through the step  process of preparing each meal pack. As the team listened carefully it didn’t take much practice for them to get going at this awesome initiative. The production line was bustling with busy hands, while some  measured the contents, others filled the packs and some weighed and sealed each pack.  The team prepared an impressive 4320 meals in just under 2 hours, an equivelant of 20 boxes. The meal packs contain a mixture of rice, soya, dehydrated vegetable mix and a fortification pack of 21 vitamins targeted at fighting malnutrition.

The chosen beneficiary for the meals was the Fikelela Aids project which houses various initiatives such as the Fikelela children’s home. The project was founded in 2000 with the mission of addressing the issues communities face under the shadows of the AIDS/HIV epidemic. The children’s centre located in Khayalitsha, cares for abandoned and orphoned children in and around the area, aged between 0 – 8 years.

Once the meals were packed and the boxes were sealed, there was a sense of a job well done!!

One of the CCS Logistics head office team members had this to say about the meal packaging event: ‘I wasn’t sure what to expect today, but I’m glad I took part. Being able to give back and assist with feeding hungry mouths is a wonderful initiative and it was certainly a wonderful team building event’.

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