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Food Forward SA

As winter approaches, and as food insecurity drastically increases because many have lost their income, Food Forward SA is preparing to reach millions of vulnerable people across South Africa, so that they receive much-needed nutritious meals to stave off hunger.

The COVID-19 impact on our economy and food insecurity will be with us for at least 18 – 24 months. With this in mind, FoodForward SA is taking a two-year view to make sure that we create better access to healthy food for more than 750,000 people directly (and 2 million indirectly) through a network of 1,500 registered beneficiary organisations working in vulnerable communities across South Africa, including our most rural communities.

We need your help! To ensure that we can continue to support our expansion, we need a further R43mn over the two-year period. Your partnership will help us reach this goal so that we can address the problem of hunger at scale.

WHAT WE DO: One-third of all the food produced in South Africa is wasted, while more than 30 million people are food insecure or at risk of food insecurity, because of poor access to safe and nutritious food for the poor. 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 farmers, retailers, and manufacturers, for redistribution to beneficiary organisations that serve the poor. We call this model Foodbanking. https://youtu.be/AJ3iwlZ8UO0


 

    Warehouse Foodbanking

    We source, collect, 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.

     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.

     Second Harvest

    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.

    Mobile Rural Depots

    In order to ensure greater access to food to vulnerable rural communities, FoodForward SA set up 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.

    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 every school day

     Our primary need is for funding.

    Contact person and their/Cell/Landline

    Andy Du Plessis

    Managing Director

    Cell: +27 82 347 4549

     Physical Address:

    Cnr Viking Way & Odin Drive
    Thor Gardens
    Thornton
    Cape Town
    7460

    Banking details for those who may wish to donate to you

    FoodForward South Africa
    Bank: Nedbank
    Branch: Tygerberg
    Branch Code: 19 87 65
    Account: 101 006 9136 (Cheque)
    Swift Code: NEDSZAJJ

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

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