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Astral Cares does not chicken out

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The Astral Cares initiative was launched in May 2020 during the Covid-19 pandemic. Subsequently, thousands of households in need have been supported by Astral Foods, receiving a daily meal after losing their income as a result of the national lockdown measures introduced.

Astral Cares continues with this initiative, making a huge difference to those who need it most.

Feeding programmes

The Astral Cares initiative continues to feed communities in need on a country-wide basis by assisting soup kitchens that feeds thousands every day. Astral Cares provides proudly South African produced chicken to more than 30 soup kitchens every week.

Astral Cares, in partnership with the North West University (NMU), donates food parcels to communities in need. These consist of a 5kg bag of

instant porridge and, with just one bag, a family of four can be fed a daily wholesome meal for an entire month.

Astral Cares continued its support of 11 CHOC houses, Girls & Boys Town campuses and several children’s safe havens across South Africa. The monthly donation of Festive, Goldi, County Fair and Mountain Valley chicken to these facilities ensures that the children who stay in these houses receive a nutritious daily meal, while the donations positively impact the sustainability of these organisations.

In addition to the CHOC houses supported, Astral Cares provides 5kg bags of instant porridge to the families with children receiving treatment who are not in hospital and recovering from cancer treatment at home. This provides a nutritious meal to these families, relieving them of an additional stress under difficult circumstances.

initiatives that Astral Cares continued to support during the year. Meadow Feeds donates Herbivore SweetFeed every month to the Wetnose Animal Rescue Centre. This donation provides for the numerous horses and donkeys they rehabilitate and care for. Recently, Meadow Feeds also responded to a call from Wetnose after they rescued 39 dogs, seven horses and two donkeys, leaving the organisation in desperate need of assistance. Meadow Feeds supplied them with additional feed and staff from Astral Agriculture and its veterinary services assisted with the medication and advice to treat the animals.


Astral Cares and the NSPCA

The NSPCA responds to all calls to rescue and save animals – despite very limited resources. On top of this, they also help emerging farmers and teach children how to care for animals. Astral appreciates the necessary work that they do and donated funds to help them with their cause. This donation enabled many animal shelters with feed and funds throughout the past year.


Astral in partnership with Ronloth

Astral and Ronloth hosted a fundraising golf day during February 2023. Thanks to Ronloth, Astral suppliers and other partners who played on the day.

a substantial amount of money was raised for CHOC and The Children’s Haven. These funds will go a long way in giving both organisations a better chance to assist children in need. The Haven cares for more than 30 children and was in desperate need of washing machines. The money raised was donated to purchase industrial washing machines, funding for school fees, books and clothing. The donation to CHOC went towards installing solar panels and electrical invertors at CHOC’s Johannesburg home, meaning that medical care can now continue during load shedding.

Astral Cares and the National Sea Rescue Institute (NSRI)

In support of the NSRI, Astral sponsors the NSRI’s annual Plettenberg Bay golf day. The players and other sponsors raised significant funds during the day. The NSRI does outstanding work in South Africa – not only in coastal areas, but also in inland areas at rivers, dams and lakes, saving lives every day. Astral Cares is privileged to assist the NSRI in making a difference every day.

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