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
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