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Welcome to the Buckets of Nutrition Challenge!

This Mandela Month, be a part of a truly impactful hunger relief initiative with SA Harvest’s #BucketsofNutrition Challenge.

FIGHTING HUNGER ONE BUCKET AT A TIME

We’re on a mission to pack as many buckets as possible, filled with essential, non-perishable food items to support families in need in Joburg, Durban and Cape Town.

Whether you’re a corporate team, an individual, a family, or a community group, you can make a difference. Join us in honouring Madiba’s legacy of unity and compassion by participating in this vital initiative. Together, we can fight hunger, build community spirit, and spread kindness and nourishment – one bucket at a time.

Ready to get involved?

TAKE THE #BUCKETSOFNUTRITION CHALLENGE

How many buckets can you pack in 67 minutes?

How many people can you get involved?

How many companies can you challenge to do the same – or better?

How many lives can you impact with your buckets of nutrition?

HOW TO PARTICIPATE

1. SIGN UP TODAY!
Register your participation by completing the online form.

2. SET A TARGET
Decide how many buckets you and your team, company, family, friends, church group, book club or community group will pack. Every bucket feeds a family of four for several meals.

3. PURCHASE YOUR INGREDIENTS
Download the bucket list, buy your ingredients in store, or make it even easier by ordering online for delivery to your door.

4. PREPARE YOUR INGREDIENTS FOR PACKING
Set up your ingredients to pack them with the heaviest items at the bottom. You’ll receive instructions and guidelines when you register!

5. PACK ANYTIME IN JULY
Turn your boardroom, canteen or dining room into a bucket-packing hub. Fill #BucketsofNutrition in relays of 67 minutes throughout Mandela Month, and challenge others to beat your target!

6. SHARE ONLINE
Remember to share your bucket-packing stories on social media, challenge others to participate and tag @saharvest #BucketsofNutrition.

7. DELIVER OR LET US COLLECT
Drop off at a participating mall in Joburg, Durban or Cape Town, or we’ll collect if your donation is 50 buckets or more!

Ready… Steady… Register!

What’s in the bucket?

Our bucket list is jam-packed with nutrition. Every R500 equals a bucket of non-perishable ingredients that provide a mix of carbs, protein, nutrients and a little bit of sweetness. For some recipients, the bucket itself is a gift that enables water and food to be collected.

Ready to get started? Register online and download the bucket list now!

Where to get your goodies?

The choice is yours! You can shop in your favourite grocery store or online using the shopping app of your choice.

If you’re a serious contender for the challenge, order online in bulk from Makro and get it delivered to your door. It couldn’t be easier!
Download the bucket list and get started – and don’t forget to register!

How to pack your bucket?

How fast can you pack a bucket? How many buckets can your team pack in 67 minutes? And can you beat our record of 40 seconds to pack a bucket. After you register you’ll receive instructions on how to pack a bucket of nutrition to fit everything in and make sure it’s perfectly weighted for easy lifting!

Donate and we’ll pack it!

Short of time? Donate a virtual bucket by making a monetary donation in denominations of R500 and we’ll pack the buckets for you to give the gift of nutrition. Every R500 donated buys one bucket, which we’ll pack with love and care throughout the month of July.

Make your virtual bucket donation today!

Donate your time

Join us in a weekly packing challenge! Donate 67 minutes (or more) to pack #BucketsofNutrition every week in your city. We’ll send you the dates and times, and you sign up to join in the fun!

Register online today!

Drop it off!

Drop off your nutrition-packed buckets at one of our partner malls, anytime between 1 and 31 July:

Johannesburg: Melrose Arch

Durban: The Pavilion

Cape Town: V&A Waterfront

Making a mountain of buckets?

For donations of 50 buckets or more within a 30km radius of our warehouses… you call, and we’ll collect!

WHY GET INVOLVED

SA Harvest is on a mission to end hunger. We feed hungry people all over the country by rescuing good food that would otherwise go to waste and delivering it to over 200 beneficiary organisations who turn it into nutritious meals.

You can help fight hunger, one bucket at a time.
 
Ready to join us? Register now and start packing kindness and nourishment, one bucket at a time!

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