To date, and after announcing the launch of its R50million Appeal to respond to the growing food security crisis resulting from the protracted lock down, FoodForward SA has received R30 million in funds and R40 million food donations, enabling it to redistribute food to thousands more households in the coming months. The organisation has increased the number of beneficiary organisations it supports from 670 to 1005, reaching 412,000 households (more than 2million people) and will also shortly be in a position to extend its food support into the Limpopo Province to provide greater access to vulnerable households there.
Says FoodForward SA Managing Director, Andy Du Plessis, “As a member of the Global FoodBanking Network, FoodForward SA remains committed to increasing its’ impact while ensuring that everything we do is transparent, measurable, and within our governance requirements and standard operating procedures. While we have nearly doubled our beneficiary organisation network, we ensure efficacy and minimise the risk of corruption by verifying that all food parcels reach their intended recipients. Our beneficiary organisations are required to provide proof of recipient food parcel delivery by recording the name, physical address, identity and cell-phone numbers of each recipient, which we then verify.”