Project information

Feeding a Community in South Africa

FoodBank South Africa aims to reduce hunger and malnutrition throughout South Africa working in communities.

A year

Charity information: Foodbank Foundation

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  • Need


    South Africa produces enough food to feed its entire population yet 20% of it’s inhabitants are food insecure.


    FoodBank rescues food destined for landfill, supplements it with staple foods and distributes nutritionally balanced meals to communities in the townships in South Africa. The aim is to help everyone in the community from young children to the elderly.

  • Aims

    Aim 1

    To provide food for a community


    » FoodBank secures food from supermarkets which is sorted and supplemented with staple foods bought directly from suppliers to provide a balanced meal.

    What success will look like

    Maintain links with the community and request regular feedback.

  • Impact


    Young children need adequate nutrition to develop and be educated so we will monitor school attendance and development s well as health records for the children.


    As supermarkets become more competitive they provide FoodBank with less food so we may need to find food from other sources such as community gardens and developing farmers. We are liaising with the communities to grow some of their own food and helping farmers produce crops.


    We have a database of donors who receive regular reports on our progress as well as information on our website.

  • Budget

    Budget - Project Cost: £12,000

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      Amount Heading Description
      £12,000 Feeding 3 communities providing balanced meals including rescuing food from supermarkets and buying from suppliers

    Current Funding / Pledges

    Source Amount
    Alan Gilbertson £3,000 Guaranteed
  • Background


    The projects will be in the Western Cape and focus on the most deprived townships like Khayelitsha, Gugulethu, Delft, Du Noon and Mannenberg.



    FoodBank aims to help the vulnerable in the community; young and elderly, sick and unemployed. Provided we raise £12,000 we will be able to feed an estimated 2,000 people for 12 months.

  • Why Us?

    Why Us?

    FoodBank has the infrastructure in place to rescue and procure the food and then distribute it to the most needy in the community. The organisation has been in existence since 2009 and has relationships with suppliers and beneficiaries.

    Read more about the Charity running this project.


    Theo Koli Field Worker

    Theo visits potential beneficiaries to ascertain their requirements and how FoodBank can be assist them.

    Olivia Erispe Warehouse Manager In CT


    Jazz Myali Driver

    Jazz is a driver who visits the supermarkets and collects food and helps distribute meals to the communities.