Ladles of Love breaks world record

More than 90 450 cans of tinned food, at 6.7km long, starting and ending at Nobel Square at the V&A Waterfront.

Curving around puddles, posts, and pillars, up curbstones and crossing driveways and bridges, a 6.7km trail of tinned food, starting and ending at the V&A Waterfront’s Nobel Square, broke a world record at the weekend..

Snow-covered peaks and low temperatures on Sunday August 29 did not deter volunteers from taking part in the Guinness World Record attempt for the longest line of tinned food.

The event was organised by Ladles of Love, a non-profit organisation that feeds the hungry.

The line of more than 90 450 cans beat the previous Canadian record: a 3.28km trail of 44 966 cans.

The event had been planned for Mandela Day but was delayed due to a third wave of Covid-19 infections. According to Ladles of Love founder Danny Diliberto, this is their most ambitious fund-raiser to date.

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Adam Kieffer Walker, of Lansdowne counts cans.
Rotary Club Waterfront members Glynis Jennings of Sea Point and Sue Truter of Vredehoek.
Ladles of Love volunteers Chris Wrage of Green Point and Helen Millson of Claremont.
Kersten, second from left, and Darren Hemphill, of Tokai, with their daughters, from left, Kerry, Julie and Kayla, and friend Aiyel Brombacher, far right. Julie and Aiyel have volunteered at Ladles of Love soup kitchen and sandwich-making projects and have also collected canned food through their school, the German International School of Cape Town.
Dylan Davies and Sarah Davies of Constantia.
The 6.7km trail of canned food started and ended at Nobel Square at the V&A Waterfront.
The 6.7km trail of canned food made slight detours here and there.
Smaller cans fitted into traffic detour ramps.
The 6.7km of tinned food curving around posts and pillars.
Margie Adcock of Lakeside was there early to lay her cans and stayed until they were packed and sent to Grand West for distribution.
Edith Laarman of Fish Hoek with Renata Flint of Green Point and Carla Hanekom of Bonnievale.
Making an early start, Alistair Laguma of Retreat with Matthew Welsh of Monte Vista.
Ashley Louw of Delft with Zizipho Mlungu, Phumeza George and Andisa Munungefhala all from Observatory.
Stacey Williams of Rondebosch East places her cans along the Waterfront canal,
Sarah Williamson, Ava du Busson, Nicky Patchett, Christopher Williamson and Michael Williamson.

Akhona Ntshakaza of Brooklyn, Mashudu Mutavhatsindi of Gugulethu and Desiree Edwards of Eerste River.
Lades of Love staffer Bhekie Sithole of Khayelitsha keeps the line going.
Taking a selfie, Melanie Pietersen of Khayelitsha, July Coleman of Table View and Desiree Edwards of Eerste River.
Divan Nortje of Montagu, Marco Jonathan of Milnerton, Leane Cronje of Montagu and Evan Laarman of Fish Hoek.
Miedah Harribi of Milnerton.
Johan Kuyper of Durbanville and Corna Landsaat of Brackenfell heard about the event through the Ladles of Love newsletter.