We are deeply honoured to announce the renewed partnership with Engen, which was announced at a cheque handover ceremony on International Mandela Day.
A partnership that fuelled scaling
Engen has renewed their fuel sponsorship partnership with FoodForward SA to the amount of R2 million. The African-based energy group announced this generous support on 18 July, International Mandela Day, a day that symbolises the global pledging of action for making the world a better place.
Engen first partnered with FoodForward SA during the devastating COVID-19 pandemic in 2020, which was the catalyst for putting in motion our accelerated scaling-up plan to reach vulnerable communities in all nine provinces. Engen’s funding helped us to rapidly scale our operations during a very critical time.
Enabling rural food security
Engen’s fuel support continues to be a valuable resource, enabling our trucks to traverse the length and breadth of South Africa to reach vulnerable communities. Last year alone, thanks to the fuel sponsorship, our trucks could travel over half a million kilometres to take nutritious food supplies to remote rural villages. The support from Engen has been a key enabler of our mobile rural depot (MRD) Programme in particular, our initiative which addresses rural food insecurity.
Partnership for the goals – SDG17
When we work together towards common goals, we have the power to achieve them. We are grateful to Engen for their ongoing generosity and partnership over the years and for caring enough to make a real difference. Together we can combat food insecurity, and we look forward to yet another fuelled partnership. To find out more about FoodForward SA and ways to support, visit https://foodforwardsa.org/take-action/