Hailing from the World Hunger Day Charity Drive held on 28 May 2017, the Durban University of Technology’s Photography Programme interns came up with an initiative in support of World Hunger Day by donating non-perishable items to the Meals on Wheels Community Services.

According to the World Hunger Project, more than 150 million people don’t have enough food to eat.
All items were donated to ML Sultan Library and Steve Biko Library and collected by the main organizers of the initiative Aruna Motilal, Samukelo Welcome Dlamini and Nobuhle Chamane.
Aruna Motilal said that the aim of the World Hunger Charity Drive is to raise unperishable food to aid the non-profitable organizations such as Meals on Wheels.
“We donated the items we received from students and staff to the Meals on Wheels (NPO) the Umbilo Branch. In addition, the donations were to raise awareness to the plight of the hungry in our country,” said Motilal.
Samukelo Welcome Dlamini said that in terms of who is allowed to make donations, anyone from anywhere ranging from the DUT staff to students as well as the general public.
“It’s a course for World Hunger Day, it is not limited in terms of who should donate. The initiative started slow, but it gradually picked up and we are proud to say that we have received and submitted a fairly number of items that will definitely make a difference,” said Dlamini.
Nobuhle Chamane concludes on that the drive has been running for two weeks from 15-26 May. Promotion started on the 5th May on social media, RadioDUT, DUT pin boards, emails and the DUT Photography Programme.
The charity drive will end in a feeding event on 28 May, Sunday which is known to be World Hunger Day and the venue is at Chatsworth’s 7th Day Adventist Church, corner of Westcliff Drive Avenue.
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By: Nqobile Maphalala
Photograph by: Thalente Khomo and Sloane Goldstone


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