SUFFICIENT, NUTRITIOUS FOOD IS A BASIC HUMAN RIGHT

The lack of food security is one of the most urgent crises facing our country today.
Every day 18 million South African men, women and children go to bed hungry.
We live in a country that produces an abundance of fresh, nourishing food that could feed all our citizens, but one of the central problems
is that 10 million tons of food goes to waste every year.

SA Harvest is creating a food rescue and distribution platform that will ultimately enable us to realise our mission to ensure that every South African is able to access adequate nutritious food on a daily basis. This platform is based on four pillars – food rescue, education, engagement and innovation.

Eliminating hunger and food waste through the redistribution of quality surplus food underpins everything we do. Our modus operandi is unique in South Africa as we use refrigerated vehicles, which means we can deliver PERISHABLE as well as NON-PERISHABLE food, enabling our recipient organisations to get a sufficient variety of food to provide full and nourishing meals to their people.

Raising awareness about food waste, food rescue, food security and nutrition, and driving a process that helps people to become food self-sufficient through sustainable and appropriate educational programmes and technologies.

Involving the community in reducing food waste and alleviating hunger. This is achieved mainly via a programme of volunteering where people and corporations donate their time to SA HARVEST’s efforts in the community.

As innovators in the food rescue space we constantly look for new solutions to combat food waste and hunger in South Africa.

COVID-19 RESPONSE

Even before COVID-19, millions of South Africans had inadequate access to nutritious food. The crisis, coupled with high unemployment…

BENEFICIARIES

 

SA Harvest currently delivers to an ever-growing network of vetted beneficiary organisations, who, combined, are responsible for…

PARTNERS

With the current critical need  for nutritious food supply, we have formed a number of important supplier partnerships in various sectors…

LATEST NEWS FROM SA HARVEST

Miss South Africa raises awareness of food insecurity in Cape Town

South Africa’s much-loved Shudufhadzo Musida, Miss South Africa 2020, consistently proves that she is as beautiful on the inside as on the outside. She recently took the opportunity of a free morning to spend it on the road with SA Harvest, South Africa’s fastest-growing food rescue organisation whose mission is to end hunger in South Africa.

Box it up with Ucook

SA Harvest and UCOOK have partnered to give foodies the chance to participate in the #FestiveKindness campaign – all conveniently done through your UCOOK delivery! It’s a win-win for everyone! Step 1: You purchase one of UCOOK's fabulous meals from their website (and...

Community collections – from your door!

Shout out to your community to collect toys, treats and food items, arrange a date and collection point and we’ll do the rest! Step 1: Complete the form and we’ll be in touch to confirm a pickup date and time. Step 2: Spread the word on your community groups! Step 3:...

World Kindness Day call for communities to practice #FestiveKindness

For 30 days from 13 November to 13 December, SA Harvest, in collaboration with community groups and schools, will be collecting toys and Christmas treats for vulnerable children, along with non-perishable food items and sanitary pads.

SA Harvest recommits to ending hunger on World Food Day

As World Food Day dawns in South Africa on 16 October, over 19 million South Africans will experience hunger on this day. In stark contrast, 10 million tonnes of food goes to waste each year – more than enough to feed the entire country let alone to meet the...

#FoodHeroes | Dr Tracy Ledger

“Food is not just central to whether we live or die; it is also central to our personhood, our place in society and our fundamental notions of who we are. And so an empty plate is not just about the absence of a meal. It is about the absence of care, the absence of...

How SA Harvest went from supplying 5,000 to 80,000 meals a week

When the world is in crisis, how do you adapt, react and create meaningful impact? Gidon Novick, Chairman of SA Harvest, is acutely aware of waste. As the former chief executive of Comair, he knows all too well about the many wasted airline meals discarded daily. “In...

A word from our CEO | July/August 2020

This is certainly a time of reflection, both personally and, I believe, for the country. I am both grateful and moved by the incredible support that SA Harvest has had from so many people including our benefactors, donors, partners and, of course, our amazing team....

#HatsOff to… Where Rainbows Meet

“You want to make sure that the last child or adult who comes running to you goes home with a meal. Because the expression in the eyes of a child who is turned away without a bowl is not a good feeling at all” – Mymoena Scholtz, pioneer and leader of Where Rainbows...

#HatsOff to our Beneficiaries… MES – Mould, Empower, Serve

“Even with the track record of looking out for the destitute for so many years, a pandemic like the coronavirus makes it extremely difficult for us to do what we are called to do” – Leona Pienaar, CEO of MES. As South Africa grapples with the growing number of...

Food rescue – one possible solution to South Africa’s hunger and landfill conundrums…

Uber adapts technology to offer delivery solution for businesses…

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SA Harvest

Durban's story this week is told by Nqobani Nkomo and Ben Molefe, two of the amazing team members who keep the wheels turning across tar, gravel and dirt. They visit far-flung places in and around Durban - rural, township and urban. Their passion is abundantly evident in their words as they tell stories of the beneficiaries and the people behind them. The captions tell the love story that is happening in Durban...

Our grateful thanks to Virginia Preparatory School and their generous families for the donations.

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"We ourselves feel that what we are doing is just a drop in the ocean. But the ocean would be less because of that missing drop" Mother Teresa Keep it up TEAM Virginia

2 days ago

SA Harvest

What could beat a fun day of cooking with friends?... Knowing that it's going to feed the kiddies at Masibulele Educare Centre, a safe haven for 100 children in Khayelitsha, one of Cape Town’s poorest areas with over 1 million residents.

Huge thanks to our friends @soupkitchenfromhome, food sponsor R Africa Distributions, today's cooks, the beautiful Stir Crazy Cooking School and Ginger Cotton Macrame for the gorgeous macrame prize.

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#soupkitchenfromhome #love #cooking #soup #fun #endhunger #stophunger #kindness #foodrescue #food #chefsofinstagram #foodie #care #zerowaste #feedbelliesnotbins #fighthunger #vegetables #fun
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3 days ago

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How shocking is this fact?! Imagine the impact of saving even a percentage of these emissions on our beautiful planet. 🌍

#environment #nature #sustainability #climatechange #ecofriendly #savetheplanet #zerowaste #earth #sustainable #gogreen #green #eco #love #environmentallyfriendly #sustainableliving #globalwarming #climate #carbonfootprint #pollution #zerofoodwaste #foodrescue #feedbelliesnotbins

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How shocking is this fact?! Imagine the impact of saving even a percentage of these emissions on our beautiful planet. 🌍

#environment #nature #sustainability #climatechange #ecofriendly #savetheplanet #zerowaste #earth #sustainable #gogreen #green #eco #love #environmentallyfriendly #sustainableliving #globalwarming #climate #carbonfootprint #pollution #zerofoodwaste #foodrescue #feedbelliesnotbins

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4 days ago

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Pot bread, baked treats for Easter, muffins, vetkoek, thick slices of bread… The cooks in our beneficiary organisations have been baking up the most delicious creations across the length of Cape Town in the last two weeks – all thanks to a donation of Golden Cloud flour by Bidfood. We asked them to tell us what they did with the flour, and these pics gave us a hearty dose of South African gees (spirit). Check out this recipe from Kensington Foundation – served over the Easter weekend with a good ol’ braai.

#southafrica #capetown #braai #bread #braaibroodjies #roosterkoek #roosterbread #flour #baking #baking #cake #homemade #food #foodie #foodporn #yummy #muffins #cookies #delicious #cooking #baker #bake #love #foodrescue #zerohunger #endhunger #feedbelliesnotbins
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5 days ago

SA Harvest
Share your thoughts on the question of how obesity and malnutrition are connected and well share ours. What we can tell you is that nutrition is a cornerstone of our beliefs. We believe every South African has the right not just to food, but to nutritious food, and were fighting malnutrition and undernourishment every day.

Earlier today the World Health Organization (WHO) posted: Hello World! We agree that health is a right, not a privilege. It’s time to build a fairer healthier world for everyone everywhere. We couldnt agree more! 🌎

Happy #WorldHealthDay on this 71st anniversary of the World Health Organisations global health awareness day!  

#worldhealthday2021 #worldhealth #worldhealthorganization #nutrition #health #zerohunger #endhunger #southafrica

Share your thoughts on the question of how obesity and malnutrition are connected and we'll share ours. What we can tell you is that nutrition is a cornerstone of our beliefs. We believe every South African has the right not just to food, but to nutritious food, and we're fighting malnutrition and undernourishment every day.

Earlier today the World Health Organization (WHO) posted: "Hello World! We agree that health is a right, not a privilege. It’s time to build a fairer healthier world for everyone everywhere". We couldn't agree more! 🌎

Happy #WorldHealthDay on this 71st anniversary of the World Health Organisation"s global health awareness day!

#worldhealthday2021 #worldhealth #worldhealthorganization #nutrition #health #zerohunger #endhunger #southafrica
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