Giving back

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 Veggie Boxes – the ongoing initiative of ‘Chefs who Share’

Chefs who Share – the ART of giving’ founded by Opulent Living is a black-tie charity gala event that once again draw together 14 award-winning South African chefs, 7 foreign chefs and seven top sommeliers, to create a food-and-wine pairing experience par excellence.

Hosted amid the Edwardian elegance of Cape Town’s City Hall, all proceeds from ticket sales and the accompanying auction will go 100 percent to two established youth development charities: MAD Charity – Make a Difference, and the Laureus Sport for Good Foundation.

A brainchild is the Veggie Box Initiative. This initiative gives everyone the opportunity to give towards the support of children in and around Cape Town’s challenged and vulnerable communities with fresh produce for healthier meals. Supporting the local community is the aim of the Veggie Box project in conjunction with ‘Chefs who share – the ART of giving’.

‘With the support of all our patrons, we are not only meeting the physical needs of these hungry children, but we are also feeding their hungry minds’ say Barbara Lenhard and Florian Gast, the founders of the project. ‘The initiative will entrench healthy mindsets around nutritious food and healthy eating. Furthermore, this project will form the building blocks to unlocking children’s creative talent and creating emotionally well-rounded individuals, leaders and entrepreneurs for South Africa’s future’, they add.

How to donate

Boxes can be bought throughout the year on the Chefs who Share website and each vegetable box costs only R 1 000, with all proceeds going to a charity supporting children in need.

The more boxes purchased, the more healthy meals will be provided to South Africa’s poorest children.

To learn more about this initiative or make your donation, follow this link.

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