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Ontbytsake, the popular kykNET breakfast show (channel 144), which focuses on giving small and medium-sized businesses national exposure, has become an indispensable part of many South Africans’ weekend morning routine.

The dynamic team behind the show − Dawie Roodt (economist), Leon Gropp (musician), Eloise Cupido (actress), Corli Botha (chef) and the production crew − are always up for a challenge, trying to make a difference wherever possible.

It should therefore come as no surprize that they did not hesitate to roll up their sleeves and get involved when kitchen sponsor, AEG, challenged them to participate in Chefs with Compassion’s annual soup challenge on 18 July 2022.

Chefs with Compassion is the biggest annual collaboration of cooks, communities and corporates, cooking for a cause. The aim of this initiative is to provide 67 000 litres of soup to hungry South Africans across the country on Mandela Day (18 July 2022).

In collaboration with The B-Loved Foundation, a non-profit organization, created to support struggling communities by The B4i Project (the umbrella company that owns Ontbytsake), the team has promised to donate 10% (6 700 litres) of the total soup target.

A high-quality dry soup mixture that can effortlessly be converted into a nutritious and delicious soup, will be used for this purpose. During Corli’s segment (between 07:30 and 08:00) this coming Saturday (16 July 2022), she will be demonstrating what the mixture looks like and how easy it is to prepare. 

The 67 000-litre soup challenge was launched in 2020 in honour of Mandela Day and has fed close to 600 000 hungry people ever since. 

In addition to preparing soup themselves, people can also contribute by making a donation to The B-Loved Foundation, who will be distributing soup to various charity organisations in Gauteng.

“It is important for our country to uplift women where possible. The B-Loved Foundation is dedicated to providing food to the less fortunate on Mandela Day, especially to resilient women and children,” says Octavia Ephraim, director of The B-Loved Foundation.

Visit their website or send an e-mail to info@b-loved.org.za for more information.

Ontbytsake and The B-Loved Foundation challenges other television programs to also participate and do their bit to feed the hungry this winter.

“67 000 litres of soup will not solve our country’s problems, but strong leadership will. ‘Onbytsake’ supports the reconciliation leadership that Nelson Mandela put forward and, with that in mind, wants to help make a difference on Mandela Day,” concludes Louis Mclaren, executive producer of Onbytsake and group CEO of The B4i Project.

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/ontbytsake

Twitter: @ontbytsake

Wesite: www.ontbytsake.co.za

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