Our Mandela Day volunteers helped pack an incredible 300 tons of food! Our hearts are filled with so much gratitude and appreciation. The 18 July was truly a celebration of our collective power to make a positive impact on lives of those less fortunate. Thank you to… Read More »Mandela Day 2023
On Tuesday 01 August we visited another of our amazing beneficiary organisations, Women of Westlake, located in Westlake, Cape Town. Upon arrival, we were greeted by the flavoursome and aromatic smell of wholesome food being prepared for the most vulnerable in the community of Westlake.… Read More »Women of Westlake nourish the community one hearty meal at a time.
I had come to understand the constraints farmers face when they have excess produce that they cannot get to markets because of cost constraints. Things to consider include: 1) the cost of transporting the excess/reject produce to end users 2) the fact that this tends… Read More »Why I Give: From Farm to Table.
This year, we are proud to share that we have received the biggest volume of food donations to date in the history of this event, thanks to the support of our generous partners and community. Join us in commemorating Nelson Mandela’s legacy and become a… Read More »We Have the Food. You Have the Hands.
Eleven Springboks joined us in Pretoria, on 15 June, for a joyous celebration during which they engaged with the youth and residents of Kungwini Welfare Organisations, a care facility for people with disabilities. Emphasizing the Importance of Handwashing and Hygiene: Not only did they help… Read More »FoodForward SA, Springboks, Freddy Hirsch Group and Dettol team up for Food Security
African Foodbanks Share Best Practices The week of 15 June was an opportunity for two African foodbanks within The Global Foodbanking Network – FoodForward SA (FFSA) and Food For All Africa (FFAA) in Ghana – to connect and learn from each other. FFAA’s Frank Kporwudo,… Read More »GFN Knowledge Networks Build Foodbanking Capacity
Increasing food security and empowering youth The Lavender Hill Sports and Recreation Foundation was initiated to get at-risk youth off the streets and keep them out of trouble and away from a life of gangsterism. In the Lavender Hill community, there is a high rate… Read More »Changing the Lives of Lavender Hill Youth
South Africans are a resilient bunch There is more than enough pessimism across South Africa as we deal with multiple crises – load shedding, escalating food prices, higher interest rates, frustration with widespread government corruption and incompetence, and rampant crime to name just a few.… Read More »MANDELA DAY: CELEBRATING THE TENACITY OF THE SOUTH AFRICAN “GEES” AMID MULTIPLE CRISES
Floods in the Northern Cape Imagine surviving years of drought, only to have your home destroyed by devastating floods. This is the harsh reality faced by the poorest of the poor in the Northern Cape, particularly those living in informal settlements. After enduring a prolonged… Read More »FoodForward SA Responds to Humanitarian Crises
Children in Distress (CID) is a community-based non-profit organisation that has been caring for vulnerable children and elderly people in the greater White River area since 1989. With a commitment to addressing poverty and the HIV/AIDS pandemic, they provide vital support to over 3,000 orphaned… Read More »Children in Distress: Empowering Vulnerable Children through Nourishment and Care