As we continue to celebrate Mandela month, Glass Recycling Company has pledged to help out local communities and the environment by converting glass jars into receptacles for delicious, ready-to-cook meals.
On the 18th of July, the Glass Recycling Company (TGRC) team spent their 67 minutes packing non-perishable foods into jars that could be made into a hearty, protein-rich meal to feed a family of four.
The food jars were donated to a local charity to be distributed to people who need it within their community. “Like many other local businesses and organisations, TGRC has needed to navigate a way forward, while we are also dealing with economic strain. Although this is a seemingly small gesture, we are assisting our staff members to pack a single jar each to assist a family during this cold winter,” said the company.
Glass Recycling Company is also encouraging South Africans to fill up a one-litre jar for someone in your community this July, with the following items:
1/2 cup of rice
1/2 cup of soup mix or split peas
1/2 cup of lentils
1 unwrapped stock cube
1 sachet soup powder
The recipients can add these ingredients to 2.5 litres of hot water and boil for 40 minutes, resulting in a warm winter soup.