SAPICS 2019 Post-Conference Ezine - Page 36



SAPICS E-ZINE SEP 2019
PACKING MEALS FOR
VULNERABLE CHILDREN
The 2019 SAPICS Conference in Cape Town gave supply chain
professionals a chance not just to learn and network at Africa’s leading
event for the profession, but also to give back to those less fortunate.
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SAPICS would like to say a huge thank
you to the delegates who gave their
time to the heart-warming initiative. In
addition to seizing the opportunity to help
vulnerable children, everyone had fun
and enjoyed applying supply chain best
practice to improve and streamline the
packing processes. We are enormously
grateful to everyone who made this
record-breaking activity possible.
elegates showed that they are not
just passionate about supply chain
management, but about people,
too, when they got together to pack a
record 10 000 meals for Rise Against
Hunger in just one hour. Their efforts will
make a huge difference in the lives of 22
children in need.
The delegates worked together to pack
meals that will provide 22 children with
one hot meal a day five times a week
for an entire year. The dehydrated,
nutritionally balanced meals are specially
developed for Rise Against Hunger’s fight
against hunger in the most vulnerable
communities.
Rise Against Hunger’s meal distribution
programme supports around 70 early
childhood development centres located
around the Western Cape, in areas
that include Khayelitsha, Cross Roads,
Vrygrond, Hout Bay and Kosovo. Children
at these centres will receive the meals
packed at SAPICS 2019. The organisation
helps some 50 000 beneficiaries
nationally, through more than 300 early
childhood development centres.
This is the second year that the SAPICS
Conference has featured a meal packing
event to support the international nonprofit organisation.
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