A host of leading Springboks have thrown their support behind the 'One Cup of Pap' initiative.
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The initiative, which aims to donate food, clothes, toys and books to the less fortunate, is the brainchild of former Sharks and Stormers lock Wayne Boardman
who, at the start of South Africa's Covid-19 lockdown, decided - together with his father and
domestic worker - to put some money together to feed at least one family
After the first informal settlement drop, Boardman asked his friends, the local community and the rugby community to
help raise awareness of the project, while reaching out to their
networks to raise additional funds or offer donations.
The response was
What started out as one cup of pap and a sachet of soup has now exploded to over two tons of pap per week.
The 'One Cup of Pap' initiative has now fed over 6 000
people and in May is averaging an R80 000 a week drop (feeding
approximately 2 000 hungry people).
This includes two tons of pap,
between 500 and 1 000 loaves of bread, one ton of polony, soup and
Its team, which handle logistics and
distribution, now includes former Springbok scrumhalf Dave von Hoesslin, 1995 Rugby World Cup winner Joel
Stransky and 2007 Rugby World Cup winner - and captain - John Smit as well as current Springbok prop Trevor Nyakane.
Should you wish to make a donation, please use the banking details below:
Nedbank - Rivonia
Ref: Cup Pap Donation
Should you wish to get involved, please contact Wayne Boardman on 084 545 1717