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Durban & Cape Town, South Africa (2016) | “Soup Kitchen” to Honor Nelson Mandela

Oitanking Grindrod Calulo Joins Nelson Mandela Day, Prepares Hot Soup for Surrounding Communities

What’s cooking? Oiltanking Grindrod Calulo staff prepared large pots with home-made soup
What’s cooking? Oiltanking Grindrod Calulo staff prepared large pots with home-made soup

As part of Oiltanking Grindrod Calulo’s community efforts, the terminals in Durban and Cape Town took action at the Nelson Mandela Day* 2016. On July 27 in Durban and July 29 in Cape Town, Oiltanking Grindrod Calulo employees manned the soup cauldron, serving more than 800 bowls of homemade soup to residents of the surrounding communities. Four hundred loaves of bread were also distributed, along with refreshments, fruit and treats. A bowl of soup and a piece of bread won’t make the daily hardships of life in the community disappear. However, it is one way to show the community that others do think and care about them. And more importantly, the “soup kitchen” event brings people together to share food, have a chat and connect with each other.

*Nelson Mandela International Day was launched in recognition of Nelson Mandela’s birthday on July 18, 2009, by a unanimous decision of the UN General Assembly. It represents a global movement to honor his life’s work and act to change the world for the better.