Employees of Bosch Rexroth South Africa Group of Companies gathered to help fight hunger and inspire hope with Operation Anti-Freeze (an inner-city upliftment project) throughout 2021.
Employees sourced and assembled Feed-A-Family food packs for the underprivileged communities in the East Rand of Gauteng. In April 2021, volunteers measured, sealed, labelled, and stamped dates on over 2 000 food packs. These food packs comprise rice, soya mince, dehydrated vegetables, and a vitamin-fortified flavouring sachet.
The Feed-A-Family initiative is run by Non-Governmental Organisation, Elevation Hub. Operation Anti-Freeze assists Elevation Hub with the preparation of these packs through gatherings that occur every two to three months, and the Group has committed to continue its support in 2022.
Later last year, volunteers partnered again with the organisation with its Christmas Hamper Drive. These hampers contain more than the standard food packs to sustain children while they are away from school over the festive season. Thanks to the donations, and collection of non-perishable food and toiletries from generous employees of the Group, over 500 hampers were assembled and distributed.
“A massive thank to all employees who ensured that 500 underprivileged children would not have empty tummies for Christmas! Our aim is to make the Christmas Hamper Drive an annual event, amongst others,” Patricia Dodgen, Personal Assistant to General Manager, Hytec South Africa.
During 2021, members of the Group prepared over 2 000 food packs in April and funded and donated goods for 500 Christmas Hampers in December.
Generous employees of Bosch Rexroth SA Group gathered to help fight hunger and give hope with Operation Anti-Freeze.