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FoodForward SA
Social Return on Investment Impact Report – March 2021

Since the start of lock down (within 8 months), we have been able to distribute 6,700 tons of food, amounting to 27 million meals, to vulnerable communities across the country. Thank you donors!

We are excited that we can now also expand our reach into Limpopo, Mpumalanga, and the Northern Cape Provinces, procure much-needed basic foods, and gear up operationally. Your support has made this possible.


4,200 Tons of Food


17 Mil Meals


R0,90 Cost per Meal
R 0


530 Beneficiary Organisations


201,150 Beneficiaries Served



Large-scale Feeding Programmes

In partnership with various corporates, we provide nutritious breakfast cereals and milk to 50,000 children in crèches, as well as primary and secondary schools.

Mobile Rural Depots

In order to ensure greater access to food for vulnerable rural communities, FoodForward SA developed the Mobile Rural Depot (MRD) model. We select vulnerable rural communities across South Africa, and we provide beneficiary organisations with monthly food provisions.

Supply Chain Youth Internship

The supply chain is a huge barrier to entry for underprivileged youth. In an effort to reduce youth unemployment and equip them with skills and experience, we started a SETA-accredited 6 month Supply Chain Youth Internship, and aim to get them absorbed by one of our supply chain partners.

Warehouse Foodbanking

We source, collect, and store edible surplus food from the supply chain and redistribute this food to registered Beneficiary Organisations (BOs) across South Africa that use the groceries to prepare meals.

Second Harvest

Second Harvest is our outreach programme to commercial farmers, allowing them to donate their post-harvest surplus produce to fight hunger. Second Harvest has drastically improved the nutritional value of the food we recover. Where huge volumes are donated, we partner with manufacturers to produce shelf-stable products like jams and sauces.

FoodShare/Virtual FoodBanking

We developed our own digital technology platform called FoodShare that virtually connects beneficiary organisations to retail stores and food outlets for the regular collection and reporting of surplus food.

Our Beneficiary Organisations

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FoodForward SA Supports Skills Development
Centres that Empower SA’s Youth

FoodForward SA strategically supports beneficiary organisations (BOs) that create meaningful employment opportunities for vulnerable or at-risk youth. Sixty-five of our 1,090 BOs (6%) are skills development organisations, through which we reach approximately 74,000 beneficiaries daily.

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Greyton Transition Town Uses
Surplus Food to Transform Lives

Every two weeks, locals from Greyton and Genadendal, in the Western Cape, bring their recyclable waste to Greyton Transition Town (GTT), in return for a voucher that they can swap for food, fruit and vegetables, shoes, clothes or stationery

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Phoenix Survival Centre:
Empowering Women and Uplifting Communities

Phoenix Survival Centre (PSC) is one of FoodForward SA’s 1,250 beneficiary organisations (BOs) and one of 150 that our Durban branch serves across KwaZulu-Natal. Although Caroline Govender and her husband established the non-profit organisation in 2009 as a home for abused, abandoned and destitute women, it now also serves the needs of the less privileged in order to help alleviate poverty.

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Banking Detalis 

FoodForward South Africa

Bank: Nedbank

Branch Code: 19 87 65

Account: 101 006 9136 (Cheque)

Swift Code: NEDSZAJJ