The Bank holds an annual food packing event to celebrate Mandela Day in collaboration with Rise Against Hunger SA. Through this initiative, the DBSA packed and sponsored 100 000 meals that were later distributed to three non-government subsidised Early Childhood Education Centres in Tembisa.
The 100 000 sponsored meals will enable 385 children to receive meals every week for 12 months. Food packaging is a volunteerism component of the DBSA’s CSI programme. Every year, the DBSA staff participate in the nutritious meals packaging event. Packed food is delivered to the children at partner ECD centres. The programme ensures food security for children who attend the centres.
The food packing CSI event involving staff members is also considered a team cohesion initiative that draws staff members from all levels in the organisation. Children of staff joined the charitable 2018 event – the DBSA family.