Here is a challenge from FoodBank South Africa! Take part in our Feat for Food challenge and raise funds for this amazing cause. That way you can help us to provide someone who would otherwise go hungry with a nutritious meal. At present, we can provide a meal for every R1.681 we receive. How many meals could YOU make possible?
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How it works
Firstly, select something which would be a “Feat” for you. Your choice is limited only by your imagination. For example, it could be an athletic challenge, losing a targeted amount of weight, or if you’re a smoker, stopping for (at least) a certain number of days. It could be signing up a targeted number of people for our Fill the Gap Club (we like that one!).
Secondly, drum up sponsorship from your family and friends. The simple pledge form here will make it easier. Please encourage them to visit our website to learn more about hunger in South Africa and what Foodbank, with your help, is doing about it.
Next, the hard part: attempt and hopefully complete your Feat!
Finally, brag to your sponsors that you’ve done it, arrange payment of the sponsorship, and (if you wish to) share your story with us. We’ll thank you and will publish a selection of the best stories.
Examples of a Feat for Food:
- Feet for Food (vertically): Someone climbed Mount Kilimanjaro, raising not just himself but R30,000 for us
- Feet for Food (horizontally): another person took part in Cape Town’s “Big Walk” dressed as a FoodBank Fairy, raising awareness as well as funds (gentlemen: the outfit is completely optional. But you know you want to.)
- Several people have taken part in fun runs or marathons
- Wheels for Meals: folks have taken part in the Cape Argus Pick n Pay Cycle Tour or other cycling events
- Lose an inch for someone in a pinch: sponsored diets have been popular with sponsors
There have been many more ideas, ranging from celebrity pancake cook offs to on-line strips. Use your imagination!
Whatever your Feat may be, why not do it for a good cause and raise funds to make sure that hungry people get fed while you achieve your own goals?