SA HARVEST’S MISSION IS TO END HUNGER IN SOUTH AFRICA
We are doing this by taking a revolutionary approach, including addressing the systemic causes of hunger and leveraging appropriate technology, while simultaneously tackling the immediate food security crisis through rescuing nutritious food and delivering it where it’s needed most.
The lack of food security is one of the most urgent crises facing our country today. Every day over 20 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.
20 million people go to bed hungry every night in South Africa while 10 million tonnes of food (enough to feed these people three nutritious meals a day for over a year!) is wasted every year.
For various reasons, the food ecosystem in South Africa deprives vast numbers of people access to affordable nutritious food. It also enables food waste to continue unabated.
In the space in which SA Harvest operates, the lack of data-sharing causes significant inefficiencies in hunger-ending processes.
SA HARVEST’S SOLUTIONS
We are taking a revolutionary approach to ending hunger, including addressing the systemic causes of hunger and leveraging appropriate technology, while simultaneously tackling the immediate food security crisis through rescuing nutritious food and delivering it where it’s needed most.
From farmers, manufacturers, retailers and across the food ecosystem, SA Harvest rescues nutritious surplus food that would have gone to waste and, using refrigerated vehicles, delivers it to vetted beneficiaries who feed hungry people on a daily basis.
SA Harvest is implementing systemic solutions to the root-causes of hunger, which limit the access of millions to affordable, nutritious food.
This includes projects like small-scale farm projects and last mile distribution centres that empower Community Based Organisations to be entrepreneurial and ultimately self-sufficient.
SA Harvest is developing a world-class technology platform for coordinated use by the entire industry to ensure transparency, efficiency, the safety of all those receiving food and scalability, not only for SA Harvest, but for all organisations involved in addressing
issues of food security.
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…