As our nation prepares to deal with COVID-19, FoodForward SA has measures in place to ensure that we escalate food provisions to all our most vulnerable groups across the country in the coming months. These include facilities and centres for the aged, orphans and vulnerable children, people living with HIV/AIDs, disabled persons, the homeless, as well as vulnerable women. Providing optimal nutrition is critical in maintaining a strong immune system at this time.

FoodForward South Africa is launching a special R50 million appeal to be able to scale and provide critical food provisions to our most vulnerable groups across the country. We need your help! As we intensify our efforts to provide nutritious food to those who need it, we need food provisions as well as finances.

Your financial contributions and donations of non-perishable food groceries and toiletries will help us to get provisions to our most vulnerable groups. #FightCOVID19 #strongertogether #foodsecurity

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Covid-19 Appeal update from our Managing Director, Andy Du Plessis.

We are making progress towards our R50 million target (financial, food and critical non-food donations). Thank you to all the donors who have donated so far!

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HUNGER IN SOUTH AFRICA

FoodForward SA implements a cost-effective model to address the problem of hunger across South Africa, and is also an effective environmental solution.
14 million South Africans go hungry every day,
while a further 14 million are at risk.
Stunting (children with low height for age) is
alarmingly high in South Africa – 27%.
Stunting undermines our children’s ability to grow and
develop to reach their full potential.
Too many children and young people are not eating the diet they need.
Unhealthy foods are cheaper than healthy and nutritious food,
which the poor can’t afford.
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Second Harvest
Second Harvest, launched in mid-2018, is our programme that recovers edible surplus
food from farmers and growers while they harvest. Second Harvest is a response to the
more than 50% of all edible agricultural production being wasted because of stringent
specification requirements, cold-chain and processing inadequacies, as well as poor
access to markets.
Warehouse Foodbanking
Although the past year has been a tough trading environment
for our partners, food sourcing efforts have improved thanks to
good engagement with several stakeholders in the supply chain.
Our nutritious food percentage is increasing steadily thanks to an
increase in fresh produce due to our Second Harvest programme
initiated in 2018. We welcome new partners on board, including
Woolworths, Tiger Brands, Spar, Clover, FG La Pasta, Mass Mart, and
several commercial farmers who regularly donate fresh fruit and
vegetables.
Mobile Rural Depots
More than half of South Africa’s population lives in poverty, with abject poverty more prevalent in rural communities. Rural communities are generally under served and also ironically, have fewer opportunities to source nutritious food. Persistently hungry children cannot grow, learn and develop optimally; and chronically hungry youth and adults cannot contribute productively to our economy.
An Urban Food Security Solution that benefits Vulnerable Rural Communities
FoodShare
The FoodShare digital platform, launched in 2017, is FoodForward
SA’s scaled tech solution designed to increase the amount of surplus food
that can be recovered. Typically, the foodbanking model is a major
logistical operation involving the collection, sorting, storage
and distribution of surplus food from food donors to beneficiary
organisations (BOs). FoodShare uses virtual technology to
harness more surplus food by connecting retail stores and food
outlets with local BOs for the daily collection of surplus food.
FoodShare is implemented nationally, and includes distant rural
areas, allowing for greater access to food for the poor.
Breakfast Programme
Now in its 6th year, the Kellogg's Breakfast for Better Days
campaign focusses on primary and secondary school children.
FoodForward SA is the implementing partner in South Africa and
today the partnership provides nutritious meals to 35,000 learners
across 48 schools nationally. Learners receive cereal and milk
at the start of the day, allowing them to stay focussed for the
school day.
Youth Internship
More than 50% of our youth are unemployed. To stem the tide of youth
unemployment, and remove the huge barrier to entry for the disadvantaged
youth in the supply chain, FoodForward SA launched our very own accredited
Supply Chain Youth Internship.
Launched at the beginning of 2019, our inaugural Supply Chain Youth Internship
Programme (YIP) recruited 5 unemployed matriculants with little or no work
experience.
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Our Beneficiary Organisations