Clover feeds the hungry of Alex

The Gift of the Givers team members are Tebogo Willy (kneeling), Rasheed Manjombe, Abubakari Omari, Khanya Nkosi (from Divinely Kay), Israel Mulaudzi and Mark Pillai. Photo: Zanele Siso/Zanephoto

Even though Clover’s quest to break the Guinness World Records with the longest sandwich was sadly halted by rain, giving spirits of the Gift of the Givers Foundation were not dampened, with proceeds of the event still feeding the hungry of Alex.

Clover attempted to break the record which is held by Spain for the longest sandwich measuring 3.8km using the feat to launch its new product, Cream O’Naise, which is mayonnaise with cream.

Though rained off, the company had sought to utilise 420 litres of Cream O’Naise, 16 000 of 25cm baguettes, 64 800 slices of Clover cheese, 810kg (or 80 000) slices of tomatoes and 1 650 heads of lettuce for a 4km long sandwich.

Though regretting the cancellation, Clover’s senior brand manager Edith Molepo said the company would consider holding another attempt at breaking the Spanish record at a later date, after only managing to make at a little over half of the planned 4km-long sandwich.

Molepo said it was not all bad news as the company still went ahead with plans to feed and taste the new product with various vulnerable communities around Johannesburg and charity organisations such as Choc, the Gift of the Givers and Chris Hani Baragwanath Hospital.

Project manager of the Bramley-based Gift of the Givers, Emily Thomas said they had brought a truck to carry 20 000 sandwiches to feed vulnerable people at the Phuthadijtaba Centre in Alex, a community in Orange Farm, Riverlea and Actonville.

Details: Edith Molepo 011 471 1400.

Edited by Stacey Woensdregt

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