More than 50 000 sandwiches made at charity event

Ladles of Love founder Danny Diliberto, front, with the winners of the sarmiethon.

Last Thursday 57 140 sandwiches were made in less than eight hours in a “sarmiethon” organised by Ladles of Love and held at the V&A Waterfront.

The sandwiches, also referred to as sarmies, will be distributed to community soup kitchens and Early Childhood Development Centres across the Cape Peninsula.

The sarmiethon challenge saw 20 teams battle each other to see who could make the most sandwiches in tag-team style event that started at 9am and concluded around 4pm. Serving Hands, a soup kitchen from Athlone made 4 190 sandwiches and were crowned the winners.

The charity event ran out of bread and jam before the last shift had to start but sponsors Blue Ribbon and Rhodes Quality stepped in and supplied bread and spread to continue the challenge.

Ladles of Love founder Danny Diliberto said, “What an unbelievable day it was to see so many love activists in Cape Town pull together once again and rise above the challenge. This is truly the city of sarmies. We could not have done it without our partners Coronation Fund Managers, V&A Waterfront, Rhodes Quality and Blue Ribbon.”