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).