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Fiat Professional is making a small but very real difference to hungry South Africans by donating five Fiat Doblo Cargos to Meals on Wheels. The initiative forms support for World Food Day, recognised around the world to tackle global hunger.

“While the plight of thousands of hungry South Africans centres around simple access to healthy diets, the logistics of actually making that food available relies on quality transport solutions, often to the most rural areas across great distances,” said Vaughn Marescia, Dealer Principal of Hillcrest Fiat, part of FMGH Motor Holdings when handing over five vehicles to South African hunger charity, Meals on Wheels today.

The Fiat Doblo Cargo minivan provides versatile solutions for light loads, entrepreneurs, and owner-driver operated logistics services thanks to its clever packaging. “This versatility and secure internal storage makes the Doblo Cargo a perfect solution to Meals on Wheels’ mission to deliver food parcels to South Africans in need,” said Graham Eagle, Managing Director of Fiat Chrysler Automobiles (FCA) South Africa.

Combatting global malnutrition is a mission of massive proportion, spearheaded by the Food and Agricultural Organisation of the United Nations. World Food Day recognises the plight of 870 million under-nourished people in the world. In addition to the contribution of the vehicles to Meals on Wheels’ fleet, the broader Fiat Professional team were able to assist in helping to cook and feed 10 000 people in aid of World Food Day. Under the watchful eye of Master Chef’s, the team were put to work peeling, grating, cutting, frying and steaming scrumptious meals for 10,000 pre-determined beneficiaries, all delivered by Fiat Doblo Cargo to satisfy a little hunger.

Fiat Professional’s range has a vehicle suitable to most missions, from the Fullback pick-up and Ducato Platform Cab for external loads, through three styles of van, including the Fiorino Cargo, Doblo Cargo and Ducato Van.