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World Food Day is celebrated worldwide on 16 October each year, and commemorates the date of the founding of the United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization in 1945.

World Food Day is celebrated worldwide on 16 October each year, and commemorates the date of the founding of the United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization in 1945.

This important day marks global strides to address food shortages and hunger, to ensure a sustainable world where every person has regular access to enough nutritious food. Libstar, a leading listed food group that exists to enrich people’s daily lives, believes in the power of collective action to address critical need. During the month of October, the group worked with numerous NGOs in the communities in which it operates, to bring some relief to those less fortunate.

“As a South African producer and distributor of household staples, Libstar is acutely aware of the food and nutritional challenges facing many people in our country. Libstar’s purpose is to enrich people’s daily lives and we are therefore passionate about making a difference within our local communities through our group-wide community upliftment programmes and initiatives,” says Robyn Manuel, Libstar HR Manager.

Cape Herb & Spice is part of Libstar’s groceries category and procures, blends, treats, packages and sells a wide range of innovatively packaged herbs and spices and teas as private label and branded products to foreign and local retailers.

The team from Cape Herb & Spice, a member of the Libstar family, in partnership with the Bonteheuwel Mission Church served warm meals, desserts and soup jars to over 230 members of the local community.

Montagu Foods, a member of the Libstar family, regularly supports various NGOs in the Montagu community with soup and cook-in sauces to bulk up meals. Pictured here, Montagu Foods supporting Last Remnant Community Outreach.

Montagu Foods is the leading supplier in the wet condiment category in South Africa and is part of Libstar’s groceries category. Products include chutneys, sweet-chilli sauces, tomato sauces and salad dressings.

Rialto Foods is part of Libstar’s groceries category and sources and imports food products from a number of European and Far East food manufacturers. It is the exclusive importer in South Africa of several leading international brands.

Rialto Foods in Johannesburg, a member of the Libstar family supports Oliver’s Village, an NGO assisting the local community through self-sustaining soup kitchens and educational programmes. The team donated equipment and seedlings and spent the day planting much-needed spinach and beetroot. 

Meanwhile, the Rialto team in Cape Town spent the day at Noah’s Ark Creche in Joe Slovo. They hosted a fun-filled party for the children and cooked them a delicious lunch.  

Chamonix is part of Libstar’s groceries category and is known for its pure spring water, sourced from crystal-clear underground springs.

Libstar Chamonix Spring Water supports the Franschhoek Community Sports Centre, and the team spent a fun-filled day playing with and feeding over 200 kids. 

Lancewood, a member of the Libstar family, supports children’s NGOs Where Rainbows Meet and Breadline Africa with much-needed donations.

Lancewood is part of Libstar’s perishables category and is situated in close proximity to local farms, ensuring fresh milk is delivered daily. This rich, creamy milk is critical to the production of Lancewood products, which include cheeses, yoghurts, sauces and more.

Umatie, a South African family-focused baby and children food brand, is part of Libstar’s incubator project called Libstar Nova.

Umatie, a member of the Libstar family, works with Out The Box, a grassroots initiative that works closely with social workers, teachers and ECDs in rural and semi-rural communities, focusing on uplifting and supporting communities with hygiene and nutrition education.

Libstar HPC comprises the group’s household and personal care category that provides a comprehensive offering of innovative, excellent quality, affordable household and personal care cleaning solutions.

The Libstar HPC team supported the Childhood Cancer Foundation of South Africa (CHOC) with basic necessities for care bags for the 2514 individuals staying there each night. 

Cape Coastal Honey is part of Libstar’s groceries category and is a reputable processor of high-quality honey at their plant just outside Langebaan on the West Coast.

Cape Coastal Honey, a member of the Libstar family, supported two NGOs in Vredenburg with product donations. Saint Helena Sandveld Hospice and Siyabonga Care Village serve a wider community in need of healthy food alternatives for patient care. 

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