Out And About: Sharing Is Caring With Shoprite #ShareforGood


Wanna share a little bit about a giving back campaign I took part in…..


The Shoprite #Shareforgood campaign took place in December of 2014.  The whole objective of the campaign was to share goodness by distributing buckets of non-perishable staple food products to underprivileged families…..


In addition to that, encourage friend as well as the people in our communities to fill a food bucket and donate it to those in need.

I hope to encourage readers of this blog to adopt the spirit of giving throughout 2015.  We often think that we don’t have money, therefore, can’t give.  Or, we don’t have enough and that giving is only for people who have material things in abundance.  Giving is not just about money, it could be time (which I think is our biggest resource.  I got some of my friends to help with the distribution of the buckets, man!


The campaign has taught me that there are people who live in far bigger worse circumstances.   Therefore I have learnt to be grateful.  I’ve also learnt that sometimes you go out and spend, let’s just say R300 without even thinking.  To someone else that is family grocery for the whole month.  In this life we are interdependent, we need one another.  Let us teach ourselves the habit of giving and helping out those indeed.  Everybody needs a good samaritan – a little miracle.  Imagine how it would feel to be that miracle someone has been praying hard for? It can be done.

Thanks to all my friends who helped in the distribution of the hampers, taking of the pictures etc.  I thank Shoprite for this insightful and rewarding opportunity.

Check out more pics on facebook and hope you get inspired to share……

About Author


Thuli Gogela is a Food Technologist with 8 years of experience developing products in food manufacturing. She is dedicated to discovering wholesome traditional dishes and recipes with a distinctive taste from different parts of the African continent. Thuli is well known for her food blog, Mzansi Style Cuisine which was established in 2010. She saw a gap in the traditional food market that people were hungry for. From there, it didn’t take long to build her brand. In 2013, she started writing a recipe column for the Cape Times for and has collaborated with some of the biggest brands in South Africa namely, Knorr, Nedeburg Wines, First Choice and Spekko rice. Not only does Thuli feature traditional African dishes, she’s also open to developing recipes, food consultations and brand collaborations.

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