CHURCH Square in the CBD was a hive of activity yesterday as Doppio Zero’s Ladles of Love project, the Independent Media and South African Institute of Chartered Accountants' (Saica) street store kicked off their Mandela Day initiatives.
Daniele Diliberto, the owner of Doppio Zero, and the Ladles of Love set out to distribute 700 jerseys and jackets, along with hot soup, to the homeless of Cape Town.
Cape Times owner Independent Media joined the initiative and staff from Newspaper House prepared 1 800 sandwiches from bread, butter and cold meat donated by Albany, Enterprise, Good Hope Meat Hyper, Dursots and 1-Up Cash & Carry.
It also sent sandwiches to Boost Africa and Garden Village Primary School in Garden Village, Maitland.
Diliberto said Ladles of Love runs three soup kitchens a week and yesterday's project was a continuation of last year's blanket drive.