The past couple of months have been really busy here at Fry’s! We thought we would keep you in the loop with what has happened… and this is just the start. There is so much more we are planning to do before the end of this year. So watch this space!
Greenpop’s Reforest Fest
The team first started off with the Greenpop Reforest Fests in Platbos, just outside Hermanus in the Western Cape. Nearly 1000 people were kept fueled with delicious plant-powered food while they planted over 8000 trees. The Greenpoppers have now planted over 34 000 trees in the Platbos area!
Phil Wollen in South Africa
Phil Wollen is a former Vice-President of Citibank and now, full-time Philanthropist, whose organisation, Kindness Trust, supports some 500 humanitarian projects for children, animals and the environment in over 40 countries around the world. He received Australian of the Year Victoria in 2007 and the Medal of the Order of Australia. He made time in his busy schedule to visit South Africa to promote awareness about the positive impact that plant-based diets have on the planet and the animals that inhabit it. Phil visited our factory while on his tour of the country, where we asked him “If You Could Say One Thing to the People of the World, What Would It Be?”
Have a look at what he had to say:
Read more about Wally’s story in this article from the Hippo blog.
If you have been living under a rock for the past few months you may not have known about the first Fry’s Annual Green Meeting in Cape Town last month. The Fry’s AGM was a day full of fun, food, music, and inspiration powered by plants. Where Capetonians heard from leading plant-based advocates about not only the benefits of eating your vegetables, but how to be an effective agent of positive change.
In case you missed it, here is the Official After Film of the AGM:
Tammy Fry Kelly visits UKZN and Moorton Heights Primary School
Our very own Marketing Director, Tammy Fry Kelly, spent some time with the young women from UKZN as part of her self-defense training course, Tough Love, which aims to empower women with the necessary skills to defend themselves in life-threatening situations. Over 150 students packed the lecture hall, and this time the pen wasn’t mightier as the young women were shown what to do when they are in danger.
Next up was a visit to Moortons Heights Primary School in Chatsworth, where all the young students, primarily from disadvantaged backgrounds, were given an inspirational talk as well as a delicious plant-powered meal courtesy of Fry’s and Food for Life. This is part of the on-going work that Fry’s does with the organisation, Food for Life, which distributes over 10 000 vegetarian plates of food daily to hungry mouths across Durban and surrounding areas.
This was a quick glance at what we are doing around the country! Please follow us on Facebook and Twitter for more updates; and let us know what you are doing to make a difference.