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October 2011 - World Food Day Appeal

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October 2011

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World Food Day is celebrated every year on 16 October, partly to heighten public awareness about hunger. It's needed: in South Africa, a staggering 11 million people or 20% of the population don’t know where their next meal will come from.

On World Food Day, just like every other day, FoodBank donated enough food to help tens of thousands of people. To sustain this life saving work, we need to fundraise. At present we can provide a meal for every R1,68 we can raise.

This World Food Day, Nestlé helped us to reach out to dozens of media leaders. We hand delivered empty "no lunch" boxes with an appeal to encourage the public to donate R20 each to help us to feed hungry people.

We made it easy by creating a dedicated SMS line allowing instant donations. If you can afford a R20 donation simply SMS the word "Foodbank" to 40421 (within South Africa only). The net proceeds will allow us to feed 12 hungry people. There’s no quicker or easier way to help those in need.

If you can do more to help, please support our Feat for Food program, in which champions for the hungry undertake "feats" and secure sponsorship donated to FoodBank. Current feats you could support include Anthony Kitchen running the New York marathon, Patrick Andries undertaking Cape Town's Big Walk, and Ciska Coetzee "losing an inch for someone in a pinch". We also have a "Wheels for Meals" team entering next year's Cape Argus Pick n Pay Cycle Tour. Email This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it to join the team.

But don't let our imagination limit yours. What could be your Feat for Food, and how many people could it feed? 

Last but not least, please consider becoming a member of FoodBank by joining our Fill the Gap Club. For instance, a R75 donation will feed a child or adult for a month.  Visit for details.

Please don’t wait. Hunger doesn’t!

Kind regards,
Alan Gilbertson

Please enable View Pictures on your mail system to see this image. Nedbank's Sandwich Jam Breaks All Records

On 30 September, Nedbank celebrated its annual Deep Green Day by holding the biggest sandwich jam in FoodBank's history. The event enabled FoodBank to distribute sufficient food for a staggering 29,000 people.


fbsa_logo_square Why Does Foodbanking Make Sense?

Foodbanking is practised in about 40 countries but relatively new to South Africa. What's the big deal? Why does foodbanking make such sense?


Please enable View Pictures on your mail system to see this image. How Long Could YOU Tong?

Thanks to Fruit & Veg City, on Heritage Day, FoodBank SA benefitted from the proceeds of a successful attempt to break the world record for a braai marathon.


Please enable View Pictures on your mail system to see this image. Agency in the Spotlight

Stormont Madubela Primary School is a school in Nyanga, Cape Town. Over the past 18 months, FoodBank has provided just under 50,000 kgs of sandwiches, fruit and dry goods to the school.


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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.

Hamper Packing on Mandela Day: Giving 67 Minutes Back
On Mandela Day this year, FoodBank SA invited corporate groups to join in on packing food hampers for the hungry, at their Cape Town and Johannesburg branches. The food hampers would be sent out to FoodBank SA’s beneficiary organisations in their bid to alleviate hunger.

Christians in Action Give the Homeless A Hand

A non-profit organisation took it upon themselves to collect much needed clothes and food for the impoverished and destitute. But as the news spread of their generosity they needed a helping hand of their own.

Become Part of the Club and Fill the Hunger Gap
Whether you’re an individual donor or a generous corporate, your Fill the Gap Club membership means that you’re part of the drive towards a South Africa that is committed to caring for the hungry. drive towards a South Africa that is committed  hingry amd kl;kghlj;hk;lkhklhklghklghlh..

How Food Banking Works
What is food banking and how does it work? We examine the ins and outs of how FoodBank SA rescues food to feed the hungry. gfdhjghfkdjghfjdgfjkgh jfjhjfhg jhjfjhghgjhjhjjhjg jhjfhjhjhjhjhjf jjjj jjjjjjjjjf  jffffffff jjjjjjjjjjjjf jffffffffffffffffff

Toshiba fights hunger in South Africa
Toshiba South Africa joined FoodBank South Africa in the fight against hunger in South Africa. fight against hunger in



Events Calendar October – December 2014
Come together with friends and colleagues and take part in our World Food Day food drive. Collect foods from our list of dry goods and help us provide meals to hungry South Africans.



PnP Airport DC joins FoodBank SA
Pick n Pay strengthens their commitment to fighting hunger in SA by increasing their food donations to FoodBank SA.



Fruit and Veg City shows continued commitment to hungry South Africans
Fruit and Veg City is one of FoodBank South Africa’s long-time partners who’s ongoing generous support has ensured that we are able to continue with the work that we do.


Festive Giving this December
FoodBank SA will send an e-card to the recipient notifying them that a donation has been made to FoodBank SA in their name. fight against hunger in South Africa.


Waltons and Mondi
Partner to Provide Food 

Thank you to Waltons and Mondi for selecting FoodBank South Africa as the recipient of your fundraising campaign which ran over August and September 2014. area



Breaking the cycle of poverty through nutritious cooked meals.

Using a successful Brazilian feeding programme as a model, FoodBank SA’s Managing Director, Andy Du Plessis, talks about how the Community Nutrition and Development Centre (CNDC) project in partnership with the Department of Social Development is bringing hope to local communities.


The project is based on the successes of the Brazilian Popular Restaurant model that providesnutritious meals to vulnerable people. What makes this project special and different to other feeding schemes is that it not only feeds the beneficiaries, but also gives them the opportunity to participate in developmental projects that will help them break the cycle of poverty.





Pioneer Foods Donates a Cold Room

FoodBank SA is committed to delivering food to South Africa's vulnerable men, women and children who, without intervention, would go hungry. During 2013, FoodBank SA distributed in excess of 4,3 million kilograms of food which translates into roughly 14 million meals annually.




Donations Made Sustainability Possible at St. Monica's

They call themselves the "Shelter for the Not so Young", at the St. Monica's Centre elderly citizens who often live off a paltry disability grant or pension, are offered a safe place and a warm meal. grant or pension, are offered a safe place and a.



FoodBank SA Fast - A Huge Success

What would you do with R40? Buy a fast-food meal combo? A 4pm snack and drink? Some basics for the cupboard? Did you know that through FoodBank SA, R40 can provide one person with meals for a month?

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FoodBank SA Selected by Nedbank SA Charity Golf Day 2013

Over the past 16 years over £900 000 has been raised by the Nedbank SA Charity Golf tournament for a number of worthy causes across South Africa.FoodBank SA is humbled to have been chosen as one of six charities to receive proceeds from this fun-filled day.



Help Make it Happen

Come celebrate FoodBank SA's achievements and help raise more funds to stamp out hunger experienced by millions of men, women and children daily.








Connect Online and Spread the Word

Connect with FoodBank SA across all our social media networks as we continue to support thousands of hungry South Africans through your generosity and donations. their recent generous donation of a





Become a Lunch Buddy

A school child's lunch time should be filled with a satisfying meal to ensure that they have adequate levels of energy for constructive play and learning.







How Payroll Giving provides hunger relief

Did you know South Africa produces enough food to feed every single person? Yet 11 million men, women and children go hungry daily.their recent generous donation of a   forklift truck to our Johannes urg branch.




Extra Airtime Can Provide 15 Meals

R20 spent on a lunch is a cheap meal and even more value for money, when it can provide 15 meals. value for money, when it can






Linde Offers practical support

On behalf of FoodBank SA and especially our Johannesburg branch staff, we would like to thank Linde Material Handling for their recent generous donation of a forklift truck to our Johannesburg branch. area


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