“Interlinked crises are putting the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development in grave danger” (Sustainable Development Goals Report 2022). The achievement of Zero Hunger (SDG 2) is critically dependent on our collective action to reduce food loss and waste (SDG 12), which in turn, contributes significantly to lowering greenhouse gas emissions and pressure on land and water resources.
During the 2022/2023 financial year (1 March 2022 – 28 February 2023), FoodForward SA recovered and distributed over 22,000 tons of good-quality surplus food from the supply chain (farmers, manufacturers, and retailers), equivalent to the delivery of just over 88 million nutritious meals. The tonnage is an increase of 83% compared to the previous financial year when 12,015 tons were distributed. Through our network of 2,750 registered and vetted beneficiary organisations, we were able to feed 985,000 people daily, across all nine provinces of South Africa.
Our surplus food recovery and distribution efforts resulted in the saving of a massive 114,400 tons of CO2e (greenhouse gas emissions), which is a significant positive contributor to Climate Action (SDG 13) .
FoodForward SA is privileged to be able to effect measurable impact through the generous support we receive from an ecosystem of donors, partners and volunteers who align with our mission.
At a cost of only 56c to deliver a meal, FoodForward SA offers a great return on investment for businesses wishing to make a meaningful impact with their ESG budgets. If you want to discuss your social investment goals with us, contact our team at firstname.lastname@example.org