Spur Steak & Grill Supports FoodBank in Honour of Nelson Mandela
9:23am Thursday 19th July 2012 in Wandsworth
To commemorate Nelson Mandela's 94th birthday and celebrate his lifetime achievement, Spur Steak & Grill are supporting the charity, FoodBank, with a donation of £1,000 which will be accepted by star Springbok and Saracens rugby player Cobus Visagie at Mohawk Spur Steak and Grill, Southside, at 7.30pm on Thursday 19 July.
Said David Maich, Director of Spur UK, "While each of our UK restaurants is active in supporting local community events and initiatives, Spur was actually founded in South Africa over 40 years ago. In making this donation, we're recognising our heritage and the fact that Mr Mandela gave 67 years of his life to fighting for the rights of humanity. As he said, 'Each one of us can do something to make the world a better place' and, as a food business, we feel very strongly about supporting FoodBank."
FoodBank rescues good food that is destined for landfill from major food retailers and wholesalers in South Africa. It sorts and packages the rescued food and supplements it with staple foods, then distributes it across the country to provide balanced meals to more than 377,000 beneficiaries. Half of FoodBank's beneficiaries are children, many of whom would not go to school at all if it were not for the meal they receive there.
Said FoodBank's UK representative, Janet Broadhurst, "With this generous donation from Spur Steak & Grill, FoodBank will be able to provide 8,333 meals and will move closer to its vision of 'A South Africa without hunger or malnutrition".
Based on information supplied by Annie Todd.