In celebrating Mandela Day month, Tiger Brands in partnership with the Nelson Mandela Children’s Fund and Inner City Ambassadors distributed over 215 food parcels to the vulnerable and disadvantaged people from the Johannesburg Inner City on 26 July, 2019 at the Inner City Ambassadors offices, End Street Park in the Johannesburg CBD. Children from the House group and Inner City Ambassadors were also given food parcels packed in 20-litre , food safe buckets that contained the following products and meal plan; Morvite,Tastic rice, All Gold jam, Koo fruit tin-stuff, Chakalaka, Halls blended fruit juice, Black Cat peanut butter, Fattis & Moni’s spaghetti, Ace maize meal, Samp and Instant porridge.
“These individuals who are struggling to meet basic needs, and facing hunger on a daily basis. Some of them are on chronic medication and need nutrition to ensure that their immune system is strong enough to survive viruses and threatening diseases, especially during winter,” said Maluleke.
Founded by the retired police Captain John Maluleke, Inner City Ambassadors is a Johannesburg Inner City based NGO that is using football to engage and support children and youth working and living on the Inner City streets of Johannesburg and surrounding areas. 2019 is also the 10th Anniversary of Inner City Ambassadors hosting its Mandela Day cup tournament. The tournament took place during the month of July from 6 – 20 July 2019 at various venues in the cities of Johannesburg and Ekurhuleni with the finals staged at Soweto, Johannesburg inner city and Cloverdene respectively. A total number of 72 teams participated in the tournament and winners from both the U15 and U17 were each awarded a trophy, gold medals and 2 kappa soccer balls.
Sponsors for the event are AFHCO Property Management, 2010 FIFA legacy Trust, China City, Crick Clothing and the University of Johannesburg.