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Will you be our next fundraiser?

FoodBank Fundraisers are ordinary people who do extraordinary things to help raise funds to help FoodBank South Africa provide quality food to the hungry.  Each R100 ($12.50/€9/£8) raised enables FoodBank to provide 601 meals to the hungry of South Africa.

The stories that appear below tell how our fundraisers use creativity, innovation and sometimes sheer determination to spread the word the hunger is solvable in our lifetime!

1from Aug 2011 management accounts, latest 12 month average = R1.68 per 300g meal

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If you would like to become a FoodBank Fundraiser, email your idea to us at  This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .  If the thought of co-ordinating your own findraising event is daunting, then consider joining us as a volunteer instead. We look forward to hearing from you!

Wheels for Meals

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CapeArgusPnPCycleTour1Do you think it is possible to feed some of the 11 million hungry South Africans by pedalling your bike? Well it is!

FoodBank have set out a new challenge called “Wheels for Meals” in which we encourage people to raise funds to combat hunger through organised cycling events.


Patrick's Big Walk

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Patrick_AndriesFoodBank South Africa's National General Manager, Patrick Andries, will be running from  Fish Hoek to Mowbray to raise funds for the hungry of South Africa.

BigWalkPatrick comments "I have undertaken a challenge called “Feet for Food” with the aim of raising funds by doing my first marathon (25km’s). This is part of the Discovery Big Walk and the 25km walk is from Fish Hoek to Mowbray. I am currently training really hard running with my two Boxers Lennox and Lola, trying to get fit and into shape for the marathon."

The 25km Big Walk starts in Fish Hoek at 8:30am on Sunday, 13 November 2011 and follows a picturesque seafront trail to Rhodes High School via Main Road, Lower Main and Station Road. The finish line is at St George's Grammar School in Mowbray. The Big Walk event had a record of 35 207 participants last year. To learn more about the event click here or visit

Sponsor Patrick and feed the hungry. Simply email This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it to pledge your sponsorship amount per km, and he'll contact you on November 14th to let you how he did, how much you owe, and methods of payment. Patrick is hoping to raise R15 000 to enable FoodBank to provide almost 9 000 meals to the hungry of South Africa.

If you're in the vicinity, consider cheering Patrick on. He'll be wearing a FoodBank South Africa tee-shirt.

Or, why not take on a challenge yourself? Click here to learn how.

Post-Event Update - Wed, 16-Nov-2011 >>

"Dear Friend,

I am very pleased to inform you, that I have fought the good fight and completed the race. Waking up at 05:00am on Sunday morning, 13 November 2011, all I could hear was the heavy rain on my roof top. Every part of my body was craving to continuing cuddling under the blankets and not commence the endeavour of pursuing my goal of completing the 25km race from Fish Hoek to Mowbray. However the drive for raising money  to feed hungry mouths was stronger than the cold and heavy rain.

I had a slow start and was able to pick up my pace 10km into the 25km race. My time of completing the event was 3 hours 52 min, not very fast but I felt great when several hundred people completed the race after me.

Thank you for your kind support of my Feet for Food project where I created an opportunity to get fit, lose some weight and raise money for FoodBank South Africa.  For every kilometre that you have sponsored me, you have enabled FoodBank SA to feed even more than the 203 000 people that we currently feed.  For every R2 that I raised, we are able to provide one meal to a hungry person.

Thank you again for your amazing support….

Details below how to donate should you not had an opportunity yet:

  •  Account name        FoodBank SA
  •  Account type         Current (Main account)
  •  Account number    1010069136
  •  Branch code           101009

You can put the reference as: f4fPatrick



Lose an Inch for Someone in a Pinch

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ciskeFollowing a healthy diet in order to lose weight does not only have to benefit you! FoodBank South Africa's Ciska Coetzee has taken on a personal challenge to "lose an inch for someone in a pinch".

With the helpSureSlim of SureSlim Wellness Clinic, Ciska is on track to lose weight AND feed 15 000 hungry South Africans.

Ciska has asked friends and family to sponsor her per kg of weight lost between now and December 23rd. The money raised will go to FoodBank South Africa. Ciska is hoping to raise at least R25 000 to enable FoodBank to provide 15 000 meals to the hungry of South Africa.

Why not sponsor Ciska, or better still, take on the challenge yourself?

Sure-Slim1-150x150To sponsor Ciska, simply email This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it and pledge your sponsorship amount per kg. She'll contact you after December 23rd to let you how much weight she lost, how much you owe, and methods of payment.;


Click here to download your own Feat for Food sponsorship form!

To learn more about SureSlim Wellness Clinic click here or visit


An Old Friend Takes on a New Challenge

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Anthony_Kitchen_thumbnailOn the 6th November 2011, UK resident Anthony Kitchen will be attempting to run the 26.2 miles of the New York Marathon to raise funds for FoodBank South Africa.





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