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 .'

 

 Although South Africa produces enough food to feed its entire population, many cannot access this food because of the high cost. This results in approximately one third of the food we produce going to landfill, resulting in a very negative impact on the environment by producing the climate-changing greenhouse gas - methane.

For the 11 million South Africans who go hungry every day, this is their reality, and the motivation for the ongoing work that FoodBank SA does. FoodBank SA is a cost-effective solution to the problem of hunger, and this hunger solution also reduces the impact on the environment. FoodBank SA is a member of the Global FoodBanking Network (GFN).

 

Year-end Hamper Packing Event

This festive season combine your year-end staff function with FoodBank SA’s hamper packing event. On the 5th of December 2014 spend two hours packing food hampers for those who may otherwise go hungry over December.

Hamper packing will take place at our Cape Town, Durban and Johannesburg warehouses. We have three time slots available on the day 08:30 -10:30, 11:00 – 13:00 and 13:00 -15:00. Time slots must be booked in advance and will be filled on a first come first served basis.

You are invited to enter a team and see how many hampers you can pack in 2 hours, and how many lives you can touch. Use this as a staff wellness opportunity where you can spend time working as a team while helping FoodBank SA bring hope to families vulnerable to food insecurity.

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Nedbank SA Charity Golf Day

nedbank_durban_30sep2011 FoodBank SA is delighted to have been selected as one of six South African charities to benefit from the Nedbank South African Charity Golf Day to be played at Burhill Golf Club in Surrey on 12 September 2014. The Nedbank South Africa Charity Golf Day has raised more than £900,000 for deserving charities in South Africa over the past 16 years. To read more about this event or to take part as a player, a sponsor or a volunteer please visit: http://www.sagolfday.com

 

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The FoodBank SA Double Gift Match

Double your money and multiply the impact!  Take part in the FoodBank SA Double Gift Match, a fundraising campaign that invites caring donors to help FoodBank SA raise enough funds to provide over 2, 9 million additional meals to hungry people for the coming year.

For every R1 you donate to this campaign, an anonymous donor will match your amount, allowing FoodBank SA to receive R2!

More than 11 million South Africans go hungry each day. FoodBank SA, a registered non-profit organisation, is alleviating hunger in South Africa by collecting and redistributing surplus edible food (destined for landfill), from manufacturers and retailers. Over 4 million kilograms of food is redistributed annually to various verified NPOs, translating into the provision of 41,500 meals a day.  Be part of this success story and have your donation make a greater impact by supporting the FoodBank SA Double Gift Match challenge.

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