The Opportunity to Support the Gift of the Givers Foundation

Canal Walk Shopping Centre has partnered with the Gift of the Givers Foundation, the largest disaster response, non-governmental organization in Africa on a national in-centre food drive. In light of all that is happening with the COVID-19 crisis and to support our fellow South Africans and those in need, food collection points will be placed outside our supermarkets in the shopping centre.

Gift of the Givers Foundation’s aim is to provide relief for identified disasters. The foundation had a passion for hunger alleviation and distributes in excess of 100 000 food parcels annually, prepare and serve hot meals at their own centres whilst supporting existing feeding schemes through the donation of thousands of meals on a daily basis.

Badr Kazi, Gift of the Givers Director commented: “We are extremely grateful to have partnered with the co-owners of Canal Walk Shopping Centre, Hyprop Investments & Ellerine Bros., during this time of crisis. With this initiative we are able to provide unconditional support to many people that are in need. In this unprecedented time, all we can do as South Africans, is support one another, consider those around us who are less fortunate and remember that we are all in this together.”

Customers will have the opportunity to support the drive as the food collection points will be accessible outside the supermarkets in the centre including, Pick n Pay, Checkers, Woolworths and Game.

Vanessa Herbst, Marketing Manager of Canal Walk says “Creating a space in the centre where we can collectively make a positive difference in the lives of those less fortunate, is needed more than ever during this 21 day lockdown. During this time, we can only bring hope to each other and support this worthwhile and uplifting cause as we are all in this together”.

 Food items to be collected

  • 2 min noodles
  • Beans
  • Canned food
  • Coffee
  • Flour
  • Long life milk
  • Mielie meal
  • Oats
  • Pasta
  • Peanut butter & jam
  • Rice
  • Soup mix + lentils
  • Sugar
  • Sunflower oil
  • Tea

The food collected will be added to the Gift of the Givers national food intervention programme and distributed to the most distressed and vulnerable citizens affected by the 21 day lockdown.

We are proud to be a part of this initiative and be able to drive awareness and support those in need because we are #InThisTogether.

For more information please contact:

Vanessa Herbst

Marketing Manager


 About Canal Walk

Canal Walk Shopping Centre is Africa’s leading super-regional retail mall. Its dominant presence attracts diverse shoppers from an extensive portion of the Western Cape, and further afield, with its comprehensive retail and leisure options.

About Gift of the Givers Foundation

The Gift of the Givers Foundation is the largest disaster response, non-governmental organisation of African origin on the African continent. It works to unite people, with a common vision, to make a real and telling difference by serving mankind for the ‘Greater Good’ . Gift of the Givers restores the hope and dignity of the most vulnerable in their time of need, rebuilding prosperous communities and empowering leaders of tomorrow.