Nkosi Superbar is distributed by non-profit organisation, Wellspring, and is also the brainchild of acclaimed songwriter and international performing artist, Joe Niemand. Although initially created to help stamp out malnutrition among South Africa children, the organisation will also help to both treat and boost local healthcare workers who face the Covid-19 pandemic on a daily basis.
This is in partnership with Bloem Show and Bloemfontein Courant as part of the Stay Safe, Mask Up campaign where care items are provided to local health workers as an act of appreciation. Niemand expressed pride in healthcare workers who sacrifice their wellbeing for the good of the community.
“Bloem Show wants to say thank you to frontline workers and they have decided to distribute Nkosi Bars to them because it is so high in nutritional value and tastes like a treat. We are proud of all our medical personnel and very proud to have Nkosi being associated with this drive,” he explained.
Nkosi Superbar has been formulated by some of the leading nutritional and food technology experts in the country. About 30% of South African children are malnourished to such an extent that their physical and cognitive development has been permanently stunted. This statistic predates the Covid-19 pandemic and the increasing rate of hunger and malnutrition is compounding the problem daily.
“Although our focus is on fighting malnutrition in children, Nkosi also makes the perfect snack for those who don’t have much time and need a big boost for their bodies and minds,” said Niemand. According to Bloem Show CEO, Elmarie Prinsloo, as part of the care packages each healthcare worker will receive an Nkosi Superbar and letter of appreciation and love from school children.
“Let’s take hands as businesses and our community to make a contribution to show our love and that we care,” she stated.
The nutritional bar is simple tool available to anyone who wants to spread some joy, hope and a serious gift of nutrition to the community and can be accessed at www. nkosibar.co.za.
There are 6000 healthcare workers. R10 will give one Nkosi bar to one worker.
To get involved, visit www.bloemskou.co.za or www.bloemfonteincourant.co.za, or call the Bloem Show office at 051-448-9894.