SA Harvest collects quality surplus food in refrigerated vehicles from a variety of sources and delivers it, direct, without delay and free of charge, to a variety of organisations that feed food vulnerable people on a daily basis.
Even though we work closely with any organisation that rescues food and fights to reduce waste, one of our most important points of difference is that, because our business model enables us to deliver PERISHABLE as well as NON-PERISHABLE food, our recipient organisations get a sufficient variety of food-types enabling them to make full and nourishing meals for their people.
Quality food for organisations that feed the food-vulnerable – the food that we deliver is nutritionally diverse and enables our recipient organisations to provide wholesome and nutritious meals to the people they support.
Savings for charities – our food deliveries to charitable organisations enable them to redirect vital funding into education, rehabilitation and other programmes. Charities are also able to save money on the transport costs they would have incurred if they had to do their own pick-ups from food donors.
Helping the environment – When good food goes to waste it decays in landfill and creates harmful methane gases that damage our atmosphere. By ensuring that good food is eaten rather than going to landfill, SA HARVEST is helping protect our environment by preventing tons of greenhouse gas emissions from polluting the atmosphere.
Savings for food donors – our food donors benefit from reduced expenditure associated with the disposal of excess food, reduced food storage costs and the satisfaction of knowing they are making a valuable contribution to those in need in their local community.
including fruit and vegetable markets, supermarkets, hotels, wholesalers, farmers, stadiums, corporate events, corporate kitchens, catering companies, shopping centres, delis, cafes, restaurants, film and TV shoots, boardrooms and more.
We deliver fresh, nourishing food for free to organisations that feed food-vulnerable people on a daily basis.
These organisations include homeless shelters, feeding schemes, religious institutions, youth groups, schools, rehabilitation centres, old-age homes, schools any other organisation that feeds food-vulnerable people on a daily basis
EDUCATION, both formal and informal, is a critical part of what SA HARVEST does. Through education we increase community connectedness, provide the skills for real jobs and improve self-worth and confidence.
Some of our key educational programmes are: