FoodForward SA’s vision is straightforward: A South Africa without hunger.
It endeavours to realise that dream by safely and cost-effectively securing quality surplus food that would otherwise have gone to waste, and making it available to those who need it.
By using surplus food in the food chain, we can facilitate the provision of a meal at only 79c a day or R300 a year. But there is huge scope to increase reach by using FoodShare. The scale of the need is vast and technology is key to unleashing the real potential of food banking.— Andy Du Plessis, FoodForward SA
Listen to the interview in the audio below (and/or scroll down for quotes quotes from it).
We have partners… Pick n Pay, Shoprite, Woolworths, etc.… a huge amount of good food still edible becomes surplus in the supply chain because of a number of reasons… instead of dumping the food, we redirect it… to feed people… last year 4400 tonnes of food was collected… and redistributed……— Andy Du Plessis, FoodForward SA
You have to be a registered NGO with a bank account… You have to commit to providing a meal at least four days a week.— Andy Du Plessis, FoodForward SA
We don’t have Spar on board… Tiger Brands is not on board… Unilever is not on board… It’s a win-win because it costs money to dump this on a landfill…— Andy Du Plessis, FoodForward SA
Roughly 60% is via fundraising... Beneficiary organisations provide 20%...— Andy Du Plessis, FoodForward SA
Most food is wasted even before it reaches the consumer.— Andy Du Plessis, FoodForward SA
Enjoy The Money Show, but miss it sometimes?
Get the best bits emailed to you daily, right after it ends:
Recommendedby NEWSROOM AI
The Money Show’s Bruce Whitfield asks Bushveld Minerals founder Fortune Mojapelo to share his success story.
Launched in 2016, The Duchess has won numerous awards and successfully broke into the UK, Belgium and the Scandinavian countries.
The Money Show’s Bruce Whitfield interviews Zuko Kubukeli, CEO at Pape Fund Managers.
Spartan SME Finance provides finance for small businesses. Bruce Whitfield interviews its CEO, Kumaran Padayachee.
Lulaway has placed 30 000 young South Africans in jobs since 2011. Bruce Whitfield interviews its CEO, Jake Willis.
We waste a third of all food produced. If we avoid 25% of that wastage, it could feed 870 million hungry mouths.
The Money Show’s Bruce Whitfield interviews Nic Haralambous, founder (at the cost of R5000!) of funky sock company Nic Harry.
Can you afford to leave South Africa? Certified Financial Planner (CFP) Barry O'Mahony on what to consider before deciding.
After dithering for fear of spending political capital, SAA is now out of the President’s hands, says Pieter du Toit (News24).
The Gospel star succumbed to a long illness on Wednesday night.
Former public protector says the eight-year sentence was too harsh and it shouldn't matter that he was not a Wits student.
SAA is a classic example, says Isaah Mhlanga, Chief Economist at Alexander Forbes Investments.
Khabazela shares tweets and Facebook posts that have gone viral.
Rich. Wealthy. Financially free... Call it what you will; the first million is how you get there. Warren Ingram on his book...