FoodBank South Africa

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One third of all food produced in South Africa goes to waste, while more than 11 million hungry people are living without the fundamental security of regular meals.

FoodBank South Africa (FoodBank SA) is a registered non-profit organisation established in 2009 to provide a co-ordinated central logistical infrastructure that collects (rescues) edible food from manufacturers and retailers, and ensures that this food is redistributed to help feed thousands of hungry people every day.

Our vision is ‘a South Africa without hunger .'




Mandela Day Invitation


“It always seems


until it’s done”

Nelson Mandela

Nelson Mandela Day
Enter a team into FoodBank SA’s Mandela Day Hamper Packing event and see how many hampers you can pack. Commit your 67 minutes to helping those less fortunate on 17 July 2015. How many lives can you touch in 67 minutes? The hamper packing will take place at our Cape Town, Durban and Jo’burg warehouses. Time slots must be booked in advance and will be filled on a first come first served basis. We have the following timeslots available:
08:30 -10:00, 11:00 -12:30 and 13:30 -15:00
FoodBank SA asks that you make a contribution towards the costs of the food rescue programme for the day. The cost is calculated on the number of people your company sends.
Number of staff members Contribution
R5 000
R10 000
R20 000

Use your 67 minutes to help FoodBank SA feed even more of the 11 million South Africans vulnerable to food insecurity. For more information please contact us on 021 531 5670 or email us at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it


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FoodBank SA invites your Company and staff members to take part in our Mandela Day 2015 hamper packing event.

FoodBank South Africa will be holding a hamper packing day at our warehouses in Cape Town and Johannesburg. These events will happen in 67 minute slots from 10 am to 3 pm on 17 July 2015. Volunteer your time and show your appreciation for the great man who moulded South Africa into the rainbow nation it is today.

You are invited to enter a team into FoodBank SA's Mandela Day Hamper Packing event and as a team see how many hampers you can pack, and how many lives you can touch in 67 minutes.






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