World Food Day is celebrated annually on 16 October to commemorate the founding date of the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) in 1945.
This year, FoodForward SA commemorated World Food Day with an exciting event at the Cape Quarter, Green Point under the theme Healthy Diets for a Zero Hunger World. Various schools and corporates were encouraged to host food drives prior to the event that culminated with the handover of these non-perishable food donations at the Cape Quarter together with their participation in a celebrity chef cook-off that included renowned chefs Jamie Rowntree, Jenny Morris and Justin Bonello.
We had incredible support from food suppliers, and students and teachers from St. Cyprians, Harold Cressy and the International Hotel School. The students participated with our celebrity chefs and created some incredibly delicious meals using only surplus food that we source and distribute. Following the event, Justin Bonello and Jamie Rowntree both proudly announced that they would be following in the footsteps of Jenny Morris in becoming official FoodForward SA brand ambassadors. We are delighted to have them on board and hope to see them make a powerful impact towards FoodForward SA’s cause.
The event was a resounding success that provided the perfect platform for FoodForward SA to showcase our excellent work in the surplus food recovery space, and fantastic initiatives that embody our mission: “To reduce hunger in South Africa by safely and cost-effectively securing quality food and making it available to those who need it” and draws us towards our vision of “A South Africa Without Hunger”. We would like to sincerely thank our dedicated staff whose meticulous effort in planning this event was critical to its success on the day. When everyone moves forward together, success takes care of itself.