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Media Alert: Mayor Plato to Distribute Buckets of Love to Needy Families

16 December 2010

City of Cape Town Executive Mayor, Alderman Dan Plato, will this morning publicly show his support for the Catholic Welfare and Development (CWD) organisation's annual 'Buckets of Love: Feed a Family this Christmas' campaign.

The campaign will see the distribution of grocery buckets to disadvantaged families across Cape Town this Christmas.

The buckets are filled with basic food items such as rice, sugar, mealie meal, samp and beans, soya, mixed vegetables, corned meat, meat balls, biscuits, tea, sweets, pilchards and peanut butter.

Mayor Plato will hand over a cheque to the organisation to fund one hundred (100) buckets and also assist in the distribution of the buckets to identified families.

"These buckets cost just one hundred and twenty rand (R120) each. It is amazing that just by sponsoring a bucket; we can provide families with nutritious food over the festive period. I urge all Capetonians to get behind this campaign and help spread love and joy this Christmas," said Mayor Plato.

Date: Friday 17 December 2010

Time: 09:30

Venue: Holy Trinity Catholic Church, St Dominic Street, Matroosfontein, Elsies River

Note: All media are welcome to attend.

For more information on donating a 'Bucket of Love' this Christmas, visit and click on the 'Buckets of Love' link.

Issued by:
Communication Department
City of Cape Town

Media Enquiries: 

Rulleska Singh
Spokesperson for the Executive Mayor
Tel: 021 400 1257
Cell: 082 402 4825

Angie Richardson
CWD Public Relations Manager
Tel: 021 425 2095
Cell: 083 397 2512