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
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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BENEFICIARIES SERVED THROUGH OUR DAILY NETWORK
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while a further 14 million are at risk.
alarmingly high in South Africa – 27%.
develop to reach their full potential.
which the poor can’t afford.
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.
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
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.
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
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