As a tribute to the diverse cultures and traditions that make up our nation, every year on 24th September we celebrate Heritage Day, a day where South Africans come together to honour what makes us unique. 

On this day, families all over the country enjoy a classic braai in remembrance of our culinary tradition of gathering around a fire to cook. 

Unfortunately not many South Africans can enjoy these festivities. 

While we take a day to celebrate our heritage, donate a warm nutritional meal to a charity by helping them raise funds to feed those in need. 


Here’s a list of charities you can support 


Find a need and fill it – The Cradle of Hope

Dedicated to assisting struggling families of all races and religions, The Cradle of Hope has launched a passion project to help relieve those in desperate need of making ends meet around their community affected by the Covid-19 pandemic.

Your donation will help the non-profit organisation continue its wonderful work by raising funds to feed more than 1200 hungry adults and children that seek shelter and meals every day.

Donate to The Cradle of Hope’s campaign here.


Picture above: The Cradle of hope feeding 1200 less fortunate adults and children, every single day.


Good4You Foods Kitchen- Eden Community Hope Outreach NPC

Aimed at helping feed as many vulnerable families living in the 7 Municipal regions of the Garden Route, the Garden Route Food Pantry has launched an initiative to provide healthy food relief during the scourge of the pandemic. 

With a large number of families to feed, the outrage is looking to raise enough funds to purchase a 300 litre boiling pan in which to produce large quantities of soup, stews, and pasta dishes for distribution to those in need.  

Donate to the Food Pantry’s campaign here.



Naazneen’s Soup Kitchen NPC

Situated in the soul of Cape Town, Naazneen Kaariem has dedicated 10 years of her life selflessly providing nutritional meals from her home to the community of District 6. Without her warm heart and dedication, things would be a lot tougher for the residents of this community. 

With your donation, this community kitchen can continue making a difference in the lives of those who need it the most. 

Donate to Naazneen’s soup kitchen here


Picture above: Naazneen feeding over 2000 in Valhalla Park.


Breaking Bread Community Development

In support of the homeless community of Observatory and Saltriver in Cape Town, Breaking Bread Community Development operates a soup kitchen serving at least one meal per day five times a week. 

Donations raised to support this kitchen are used to buy food for daily meals including Breakfast and Lunch, as well as one large meal, served on a Friday where others can join and volunteer.

Donate to Breaking Bread’s campaign here


Picture above: Director of Breaking Bread Community Development, Sheradia Brown, serving two meals a day to the Homeless from her house in Salt River.


Raising Hope by Chad Nathan

Chad Nathan, from the Western Cape, alongside Ladles of Love, Breadline Africa, and Courage has raised over R690 000 in his initiative to mitigate the situation of less fortunate communities during the Covid-19 pandemic. 

To date, they have helped over 35 charities across South Africa, and with the additional funds raised, Chad is looking to support feeding schemes in Langa, Mannenberg, Hanover Park, Delft, and many more.

Donate to Chad’s campaign here.



So while we celebrate what makes South Africa great, remember those who could go without a meal today and donate to a greater cause in helping make a difference.


Create a crowdfunding campaign

South Africa’s leading crowdfunding platform, BackaBuddy has supported more than 10 000+ individuals and charities in setting up fundraising campaigns for medical fees, tuition, and various causes in South Africa. The platform has thus far raised over R270 Million.