Ladles of Love breaks world record, collecting 90 450 cans for charity

Ladles of Love founder Danny Dilberto after the record for the longest line of tinned foods was broken at the Waterfront yesterday.

Non-profit organisation Ladles of Love, which feeds the hungry and homeless, broke a world record for the longest line of tinned food, at the V&A Waterfront on Sunday, August 29.

The event was supposed to be held on Mandela Day, marked annually on July 18, but was delayed due to the third wave of Covid-19.

The line of tinned foods snaked through Battery Park at the V&A Waterfront.

A 6.7km – dedicated to 67 minutes for Mandela Day – line of cans snaked through the V&A Waterfront, starting from Nobel Square, continuing across the property.

Wendy Bergsteedt, group head of Coronation Fund Managers, which is a partner of Ladles of Love. With her is Danny Dilberto, founder of Ladles of Love.

The cans had been donated by sponsors, partners of Ladles of Love and the greater community of Cape Town.

By 3pm, more than 90 450 tins of food were collected and the Guinness World Record was broken.

The line beat the previous Canadian record: a 3.28km trail of 44 966 cans.

Ladles of Love founder Danny Dilberto said the organisation also broke the 20 million meal mark last week since the lockdown started in March last year.

“Thank you Cape Town, and continue to be love activists. Love yourself, and then do anything kind – even if you smile at a stranger.”

The cans were packed into pallets, wrapped up and will be donated to soup kitchens across the city.

Visit ladlesoflove.org.za for more information.