Wed, 30 Jun 2021

The show will go on this Mandela Day, 18 July 2021

Don’t let lockdown stop you from making a difference this Mandela Day

Covid-19 and the subsequent Level 4 lockdown will make it hard for many South Africans to get involved and perform their 67 minutes this Mandela Day. As such, Legacy Pride, a Legacy Group initiative and a registered NPO, is appealing to both individuals and corporates alike, to help beat hunger and donate towards its food drive.

“Mandela Day has traditionally been about spending time, giving back to those less fortunate. Lockdown and the third wave will make it a challenge for many to do so this year. So, instead of giving of your time, we are asking you to help us make sure, that many will at least not go hungry,” says Robert Hodson, COO of Legacy Hotels & Resorts. 

Donations received will be used to purchase and distribute NUTRIWELL’s scientifically-formulated nutritional packs to a list of pre-qualified, Gauteng-based beneficiaries on Mandela Day. Each pack includes a 1kg Instant Porridge, 1kg Instant Shake, 1kg Thick Vegetable Soup and 1kg Soya Mince Stew. The pack, valued at roughly R250, is enough to feed four meals a day, to one adult or two children, for one month. 

Representatives from Legacy Hotels & Resorts will distribute the NUTRIWELL Packs on your behalf and the hand-outs will be live streamed on the Legacy Pride Facebook and Instagram social platforms. Donations are now open on and will close on 14th July to allow for planning and logistics.

Outside of Mandela Day, Legacy Pride and NUTRIWELL have entered into an ongoing partnership with a shared goal to feed more than 10 million children by 2022. Guests staying at any Legacy Hotels & Resorts property, plus any person or business looking to support a charity on an on-going basis, can now contribute towards Legacy Pride from as little as R10. The funds raised will be invested back into the local communities in which Legacy operates, through the purchase of NUTRIWELL's range of nutritional, fortified powdered food products. Since April 2020, Legacy Pride has raised over R1 million in donations and delivered over 500,000 meals to those less fortunate.

“Food, water and shelter are basic human rights; and yet so many people do not have access to these. If we could all start by feeding just one child, together we could feed a nation,” says Robert Hodson.