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.


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



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


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


Can you picture 20 million people?

Your voice – and your image – can make a difference. Join the #UnionAgainstHunger. Go to to join the #UnionAgainstHunger.

Mandela Day 2021


SA Harvest continues rapid expansion

South Africa’s fastest-growing food rescue organisation, SA Harvest, is continuing its rapid expansion in its mission to end hunger in South Africa. The NPO, which launched in October 2019, has taken occupation of dedicated warehouse space in Johannesburg and Durban. This increases SA Harvest’s capacity to achieve its target of delivering 15 million meals in the next 12 months.

Winter goodness spreads through Cape Town

Oranges and lemons, grapefruit and clementines... The jewels nature brings us in winter - just when we need their vitamin-packed goodness the most. And thanks to farms like ALG Boerdery in Citrusdal, Rora Orchards in Ceres and Market Demand Fruits in Simondium, we get...

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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23 hours ago
SA Harvest

What's your vote for the Photo of the Month? What a month July was. Many of this month's images are of our relief efforts for KZN - the interlink trucks that took more than 90 tons of food, supplies and essentials from Cape Town and Joburg to Durban, and the people who made it possible. And then there are the beautiful faces of our beneficiaries and the donations we've been so fortunate to be able to deliver to them. Each photo tells a story... Which is your favourite?

#photostory #photoofthemonth #recap #capetown #durban #johannesburg #kzn #photorecap #foodrescue #fightinghunger #rescuefood #foodwastesouthafrica #stopfoodwaste #foodwastewarrior #hungerinsouthafrica #stophungerinsouthafrica #wastefreeworld #jointhefooddrive #nomorewaste #sustainablefoodsystem #hungercrisissouthafrica #feedsouthafrica #foodforafrica #foodwastage
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2 days ago
SA Harvest

CEO and founder of SA Harvest Alan Browde paints a picture of what 20 million people looks like and talks about how, together with Synthesis Software Technologies, we've developed a way for people to protest against the injustice of hunger. Is the greatest injustice in South Africa the fact that 10 million tonnes of food goes to waste while 20 million people go hungry every year? Are there solutions to hunger? And how can ordinary South Africa's take a small action that has the power to bring about big change?

#UnionAgainstHunger #foodrescue #advocacy #petition #change #zerohunger #endhunger #feedbelliesnotbins #sustainability # #environment #socialimpact #sdgs #africa #food #people #power #leadership #technology
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3 days ago
SA Harvest

These are pics from one day, gathered from deliveries and donations of fresh fruit and veggies in Cape Town and Joburg. Nutrition rocks our world - and there was an abundance of it today, thanks to donations from Grayston Fruit and Vegetables, Graaff Fruit and HelloChoice.

Our Joburg beneficiaries have received potatoes, oranges, green peppers, cucumbers, tomatoes, cabbage, onions, broccoli, lettuces, cauliflower and beetroot, thanks to the generosity of the team from Grayston Wholesalers. And in Cape Town, there are apples galore from our friends at Graaff Fruit, and veggies for days from the amazing Hello Choice.

#joburg #capetown #nutrition #nourished #veggies #vegetables #fruit #foodrescue #endhunger #zerohunger #grateful #gratitude #thanks #thankful #blessed
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Gud day ..are yll distributing to durban .I am from Phoenix n we were effected by the community need assistance pls 0848119570

#unionagainsthunger #ubuntu

3 days ago
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4 days ago
SA Harvest

These photos don't do justice to a week characterised by abundant nutrition - from veggies and fruit brought by HelloChoice, InSeason Mobile market, Nutripick and Graaff Fruit, chicken from Elgin Free Range Chickens and fish from I&J. Thank you to these and our other generous donors, including Tzu Chi South Africa and Rhodes Quality.

These are some the beautiful people we've visited this week at our beneficiaries, including Where Rainbows Meet Training and Development Foundation, The Homestead Projects for Street Children, Ekhaya Ekasi, Good Food Solutions, Noluthando Toddlers, Mosadie gives back, Service Dining Rooms, Lazarus Ministries, Masiphumelele, Loaves & Fishes, Masijonge, Vrygrond United and Shiloh.

#recap #capetown #thanks #thankyou #gratitude #grateful #foodrescue #rescuedfood #foodrescuesouthafrica #foodrescue #wastefreesociety #foodwaste #foodwastesouthafrica #foodrecovery #fooddistribution #feedingsouthafrica #fightinghunger #sustainablefood #foodwastemanagement #saveourfood #foodlogistics #hungercrisis #sustainability
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