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#67000Litres Mandela Day 2023 Edition

Thu Jun 1, 08:00 - Wed Jul 19, 19:00

Event is online


Cooking #67000litres for people in need | Raising R1 million for Chefs with Compassion

The biggest annual collaboration of cooks, communities and corporates cooking for a cause – Chefs with Compassion’s #67000litres Challenge – is back once again this Mandela Day – and you’re invited!

#67000 litres - every litre counts

For three years in a row, Chefs with Compassion has set a seemingly unachievable target of cooking #67000litres of soup for Mandela Day. Can South Africa beat last year’s achievement of serving 94,359 litres of nutrient-rich soup and feeding 377,436 people on Mandela Day?

How many litres of soup can you cook? Every litre gives four people a hearty, nourishing cup of soup – cooked with compassion by you!


No matter where you are in South Africa and whether you’re a home cook, a caring corporate or a community-based organisation, you can share in the collective action of a nationwide initiative to cook #67000litres of soup in honour of Mandela Day.


Whether you're in Parys or Pofadder, Joburg or Jeffreys Bay, you can participate in your own kitchen on Mandela Day. Your challenge is to cook 10 litres of soup in 67 minutes or more, and to donate it to a beneficiary of your choice - ensuring hungry people across the country, will receive a meal on Mandela Day. At the same time, you'll be helping Chefs with Compassion reach our target of R1 million raised on Mandela Day through your minimum participation fee of R67.

Who is Chefs with Compassion?

Since May 2020, we've rescued 1,54 million kilograms of food from being wasted and served 5,3 million meals - almost entirely through rescued food.

Mandela Day is Chefs with Compassion's main fundraising event and your contribution ensures hungry people are fed throughout the year. #67000litres is a nationwide movement that raises awareness of the fact that 10,3 million tonnes of food goes to waste every year while more than 20 million people go hungry every day in South Africa.


Take your first step to participate in the #67000litres for Mandela Day Challenge - register now! Once you've registered you'll receive an email containing all the info on how to participate.

If you are a caring corporate who would like to 'Back a Kitchen' to help support the #67000litres campaign on Mandela Day, please email [email protected].