FoodBank SA is currently providing edible surplus groceries to over 550 Beneficiary Organisations who in turn serve more than 140 000 people daily throughout South Africa.
The types of beneficiary organisations include orphanages, shelters for abused women and children, homes for the aged and disabled and skills development centres.
All beneficiaries are fed wholesome meals daily thanks to the generous support of manufacturers, wholesalers, retailers, corporates and individuals who either donate surplus food to FoodBank SA or provide financial assistance. If you too would like to get involved and give back, here are some easy ways to do so.
MySchool MyVillage MyPlanet
MySchool MyVillage MyPlanet is one of the country’s largest fundraising programmes, which allows shoppers to raise funds for their favourite charity simply by swiping each time they make a purchase at a participating store. Local partners include Woolworths, Engen QuickShops, Waltons, Toys R Us, Reggie’s, Jack’s Paint and Altech Netstar outlets.
You can apply for a free MySchool MyVillage My Planet card online by clicking here, by telephone 0860 100 445 or get a card at any Woolworths store and select FoodBank SA as your charity.
Remember that every swipe counts so keep shopping with your MySchool MyVillage MyPlanet card. To learn more about the MySchool MyVillage MyPlanet programme, click here.
Donating to FoodBank SA can be as easy as swiping your Smart Shopper card at any Pick ‘n Pay till point. You will accumulate points, which can be donated to FoodBank SA at the Smart Shopper kiosk in all Pick n Pay Stores. If you don’t have a Smart Shopper card yet, you can apply for one in any Pick ‘n Pay store. Read more about becoming a Smart Shopper here.
By SMSing the word “FoodBank” to 40421 you will donate R20 to FoodBank SA, which will provide 18 meals to the less fortunate (SA Networks only).
Fill The Gap Club
Fill The Gap Club is a membership-based fundraising initiative that allows donors to cover the costs of feeding one or more people for a year.
You can join by making a monthly donation of R35 or more here. You can also join by making a once off donation of R400, which feeds a person for a year, R1,600 for four people, or R28,000 to Fill the Gap for a Community of 70 people for a year. Click here to make your donation or use the banking details below.
Bank: Nedbank Universal Branch Code: 198765 Account number: 1010069136 Account name: FoodBank South Africa SWIFT code: NEDSZAJJ
If you would like to give back and help FoodBank SA fight hunger in South Africa, please consider these ways to get involved.