Our volunteer programme has been growing steadily this year. Our volunteers have been so amazing, lending helping hands to check, sort, pack and distribute surplus food. It is through your support that our beneficiaries will have full tummies this festive season, thank you!
Many volunteer hands make light work
According to our warehouse food safety standard operating procedures (SOPs), each donated product we receive must be thoroughly checked. Volunteers have been such a huge help with the tasks of sorting, defacing and packing bulk donated surplus food items we received from our supply chain partners.
Volunteering is key to helping raise awareness
Events such as Mandela Day and World Food Day remain key to helping us raise awareness about the problem of hunger on our doorstep and we are so grateful to all the volunteers who came out in their thousands to participate in these events during the year.
Mandela Day, 18 July 2023
Corporate Employee Volunteer Programme (EVP)
Employee Volunteer Programmes (EVPs), which encourage employees to engage in meaningful volunteer work in the community, present a wonderful opportunity to connect with FoodForward SA’s ongoing volunteer programme. While volunteering is a great way to give back to the community, it is also a great way for teams to build cohesion and have fun!
On 30 November, employees from PepsiCo South Africa and the PepsiCo Foundation helped pack pallets equivalent to 24,000 nutritious meals for communities in need ahead of the festive season. The teams had so much fun while volunteering for a good cause.
PepsiCo and PepsiCo Foundation employees
On 5 December, a large group of 50 employees from Benchmark International volunteered at our Cape Town warehouse. Our warehouse staff were grateful for the extra hands during this busy festive period before our office closure.
Volunteers from Benchmark International
Thank you to all the individuals, families, school groups and employees from various corporates who lent helping hands at our warehouses this year. Thank you so much for all your efforts in joining us to fight against hunger. We look forward to seeing you again next year!
Sign up to become a volunteer here.