Food_bankFor Mandela Day this year, Wits has adopted the theme “Charity begins at home”, with the aim of assisting the growing number of students who face challenges of hunger and poverty. 

Food insecurity has became a significant issue for many students on campus, according to student liason support officer at the Wits Citizenship and Community Outreach (WCCO) centre, Karuna Singth. 

Collection bins have been placed around campus, allowing staff and students to deposit non-perishable food and toiletries as part of the Mandela Day collection. 

Collection points

Donations can be dropped off at the following points on Wednesday, July 18:

 East Campus – Library Lawns between 1pm and 2pm

West Campus – CCDU office – during working hours

Wits Business School – Chantel Evans-Smit’s office – during working hours

School of Education – Julie Donnelly’s office /Staff lounge – during working hours

Faculty of Health Sciences –1ST Floor Lobby, Phillip Tobias building – during working hours

Wits School of Public Health – Education Campus in the Courtyard – during working hours

For enquiries, contact Karuna Singth on