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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!



Lose Weight? Help the Hungry!

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warheida2_thAre you struggling with your new year's resolution to lose weight? Read about the amazing personal challenge in which Wardieya Schroeder did not only prove her determination but also her kind generosity and charity.


warheidaAre you struggling with your new year's resolution to lose weight?  Wardieya Schroeder took an amazing personal challenge that not only proved her determination but also her kind generosity and charity. Starting in April 2009 Wardieya followed a strict diet plan in conjunction with going to the gym and staying active on the weekends in order to lose weight.

After many quick tries Wardieya was looking for something that would motivate her enough to stick to her resolution. On the one hand, she realized that for her own health's sake it became necessary to do something serious about it. On the other hand, and much more importantly, she found an amazing way to combine helping herself with helping many other people.

In order to keep up the huge task of being active she set up a blog on the "Do it 4 Charity" website reporting on her progress. The platform also allows for friends, family and all the people out there following her stories to give donations with encouraging words. Several races throughout the year proved her will power and commitment as she lowered her time for 10 km by more than 15 minutes!

Via the "Do it 4 Charity" website she managed to raise as much as R 7 500 for FoodBank SA while losing about 10 kilos! Her efforts enabled FoodBank SA to provide more than 12 750 meals to the hungry of South Africa. Thank you, Wardieya!

For inspirations and your further interest please visit her blog at http://www.doit4charity.co.za/fundraising/Wardieya.Schroeder or http://weightforfood.blogspot.com/

 

Kids Cook 'Cause they Care

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ccc_thFoodBank South Africa is pleased to be receiving support from a place that does not link naturally to South Africa's problems of hunger and poverty: California in the United States.  Read how two highschoolers began to Cook 'Cause they Care!


Cooking 'Cause We CareFoodBank South Africa is pleased that we are getting support from a place that does not link naturally to South Africa's problems of hunger and poverty: California in the United States.

Two high school juniors from a school in Irvine, California, have taken the initiative to help our beneficiaries. One of them, Jocelyn, learnt about the plight of the many food insecure children of South Africa during a family visit. In order to give something back to her mother's country she decided to form the club Cooking 'Cause we Care together with her friend Victoria with whom she also shares the love for cooking. All profit made by selling delicious self-made food at various occasions is donated towards FoodBank South Africa.   They started the club with a fundraising event at their school's Club Kick Off Day. Besides earning money, the two girls also hope to create awareness for their cause and find more people willing to help our mission.

With the World Cup 2010 coming up, South Africa has the attention of the world:  Wonderful stories such as that of Jocelyn and Victoria's club show the possibilities created through the global reach of FoodBank South Africa. Even though they might never meet the people they are helping, they can be sure that their support gets to the right place.

Join Jocelyn and her friends in helping solve hunger in South Africa. Click here to find out here how you can become a FoodBank Fundraiser!

 

Mo's Raise Money for FoodBank

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mo2_thOnce again, FoodBank South Africa has received a much appreciated funds raised through creativity and fun. Lionel Jacques, Alvin Bird and Sean Beukes challenged themselves to abstain from shaving for the whole month of November, and outdo each other by growing "the Meanest Mo".


Once again, FoodBank South Africa has received a much appreciated funds raised through creativity and fun. Alvin Bird,  Lionel Jacques and Sean Beukes challenged themselves to abstain from shaving for the whole month of November, and outdo each other by growing "the Meanest Mo".

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To combine their fun with a great cause they set up a Facebook page to report on their progress and raise awareness to the cause of FoodBank's fight against hunger.

With our claim of providing 160 meals for each R 100 (US$15) donated, the three guys challenged their friends to support their quest of endurance with a donation of 100 Rand.

Regular photo updates of their mustaches kept the site busy and interesting so that they could proudly announce to have raised R1 200.

We at FoodBank South Africa say thank you on behalf of our 14 million bosses, the hungry of South Africa!

Join Alvin, Lionel, Sean and their friends in helping solve hunger in South Africa. Click here to find out here how you can become a FoodBank Fundraiser!

 

Bermuda Lily's Gift

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lily006thYou don't have to be a certain age nor live in South Africa to help FoodBank serve our nation's 14 million hungry.  Young Lily Theriault of Bermuda raised US$140 (R1033) for FoodBank South Africa in lieu of gifts on the occasion of her fourth birthday party in September. Lily sets a fine example to us all of how You Can Help those less fortunate, no matter how little or far away you are.


lily006You don't have to be a certain age nor live in South Africa to help FoodBank serve our nation's 14 million hungry.  Young Lily Theriault of Bermuda raised US$140 (R1033) for FoodBank South Africa in lieu of gifts on the occasion of her fourth birthday party in September. Lily sets a fine example to us all of how You Can Help those less fortunate, no matter how little or far away you are.

Birthdays are a great time to practice and teach the African concept of ubuntu - that we are only a person through other people.  Lily became a year older, but importantly, became a bigger person by making an action that touches 2 000 people in a single day: Through our corporate donors, the R 1 033 donated is matched by 15 litres of fuel from a logistics sponsor, and 650 kg of good quality food from our food donors, which in turn allows us to provide 2 000 quality meals to an orphanage, school, AIDS shelter or any of the over 900 organisations FoodBank helps.

Join Lily and her friends in helping solve hunger in South Africa. Click here to find out here how you can become a FoodBank Fundraiser!

 


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