Our Work

Established in 2009 to address widespread hunger in South Africa, FoodForward SA connects a world of excess to a world of need by recovering quality edible surplus food from the consumer goods supply chain and distributing it to community organisations that serve the poor. More than 80% of the food recovered is nutritious food.

Our Vision

A South Africa without hunger.

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. 

How FoodBanking Works

Our Footprint

Our Programmes

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

More than 50% of our agricultural produce is wasted. 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.

Benefits to Farmers;
• Tax benefits for donating produce;
• Savings on dumping costs; and
• Knowing their produce will
   feed people.

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.

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.

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.

Our Beneficiaries

Partner With Us

FoodForward SA relies on corporate and individual partners to implement this cost-effective solution to address hunger and promote social change.