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 that10 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

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 incredible 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...

#HatsOff to our Team… Victor Mpofu

Meet Victor Mpofu, Joburg warehouse manager, better known as Vic – masterful logistics mind, passionate people-feeder, team leader extraordinaire, and all-round great guy. Q: Tell us about your journey. A: I left school in Grade 7 and started out in life as a taxi...

Do not bail out SAA – rather feed seven million hungry South Africans for a year

"While I appreciate valiant efforts by the Department of Public Enterprises to save SAA, throwing good money after bad stopped making sense the moment millions of South Africans faced lockdown-induced starvation. The logic dictated by the numbers is truly persuasive."...

Mandela Day | 67 000 Litres of Soup Target Smashed

In a remarkable display of the true spirit of Mandela Day, over 300 chefs stood proudly behind their stoves, united despite the devastation of their industry, taking collective action to put their heart where their passion lies – feeding people – and sending a clear...

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

Uber adapts technology to offer delivery solution for businesses…