July 2021 has been a challenging time for many South Africans and communities. The recent unrest rocked the country as we experienced the third wave of the pandemic. However, through this turmoil, we also got to experience and be part of the resilience and strength of our rainbow nation.
Truda Foods is extremely proud and grateful to the many staff members in the Kwa-Zulu Natal region that took the time and made the effort to get involved and help clean up parts of the local community. Our team was there to lend a hand and helped clean up parts of Pietermaritzburg (PMB) – from Camps Drift through to Makro, as well as City Hall, the PMB CBD and parts of Mkondeni.
Our team was diligent and remained eco-conscious during these cleanups. We managed to collect filled rubbish bags from these locations and ensured they were dumped and disposed of correctly. It is important and necessary to dispose of rubbish correctly to ensure that further environmental damage is prevented as well as prevent additional health risks and hazards.
In addition to assisting with the community clean-ups, our team also managed to donate food (specifically Maize Meal) to the following local organisations: Hospice, Angels’ Care Centre, PMB Children’s home, Grey’s Hospital, Singakwenza, and the John Peattie House. A total of 8.3 tons was donated to these various organisations.
Our dedicated and loyal staff also remained top-of-mind during this challenging time. While we worked to help and play our role in the community, we also worked to make sure our staff were safe and had access to food by handing out MyLife Instant Porridge to all of our staff members when we were able to safely open the factory.
Once again, we would just like to thank our amazing staff and team members for assisting and being part of re-building the community during this time. Our hearts and deepest sympathies go out to the people, community, and businesses that have had to face losses. We believe that together we can get through this and build a stronger, kinder community.