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Project Orange donates 4 million oranges to poor communities

Published Jul 27, 2020

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CAPE TOWN - Project Orange is an initiative that provides much-needed vitamin c by supplementing food parcels with oranges with a most recent donation of 4 million oranges.

Project Orange is an initiative run by Ruben Richards Foundation (RRF) and aims to provide essential vitamins for those in need in the form of oranges with a goal to boost the immune systems of the most vulnerable by donating up to 3 million oranges per month for a total of seven months.

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RFF said, "Medical experts and nutritionists recommend a daily VITAMIN C intake of 90 milligrams for men and 75 milligrams for non-pregnant women, in order to boost the immune system. An average (medium) orange contains 70 milligrams of nature-fresh Vitamin C."

"An orange a day provides the recommended Vitamin C intake necessary to boost the immune system at this critical time of a global pandemic."

RFF has facilitated a donation of over 19 million oranges over the allocated time span enabling Project Orange to feed around 100 000 vulnerable people per day for seven months starting in May 2020.

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The initiative took part in commemorating Nelson Mandela by donating 67 000 oranges on Mandela Day along with celebrating their 4 millionth orange donated.

Project Orange asks for all and any donations helping them meet their goal of 19 million oranges donated nation-wide with even a 50c contribution to sponsor a single orange goes a long way.

For more information visit: Project Orange Facebook Page

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