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

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...

#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...
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Blessings... one of many #gratitudejournal entries to follow.

#blessings #gratitudejournal #gratitude #grateful #gratitudeattitude #love #kindness #thankyou #thankfulness #thankful #love #thankfuleveryday #thankfulgratefulblessed #thankfulheart #happiness #bethankful #gratefulness #hope #thankfulfortoday #inspiration #thankfulchallenge

'Blessings'... one of many #gratitudejournal entries to follow.

#blessings #gratitudejournal #gratitude #grateful #gratitudeattitude #love #kindness #thankyou #thankfulness #thankful #love #thankfuleveryday #thankfulgratefulblessed #thankfulheart #happiness #bethankful #gratefulness #hope #thankfulfortoday #inspiration #thankfulchallenge
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1 day ago

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The story of the SA Harvest trucks

Our refrigerated trucks are a central and vital part of the SA Harvest story. They allow us to deliver - not just food, but nutrition, kindness, care, relief, solutions, sustenance, connection and hope. They keep the food we rescue safe while it's in transit and they help us to get it where it's needed the most.

#saharveststory #RescueFood #endhunger #foodrescue #zerowaste #FeedBelliesNotBins #feedsouthafrica #foodforafrica #delivery #truck #saharvest #southafrica #capetown #johannesburg #durban #nelspruit
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Can’t wait for ours to be delivered 🎉

2 days ago

SA Harvest

It's always a happy day when we get to welcome a new beneficiary to the SA Harvest family - and today brought a truckload of joy to our team and an equally big truckload of nutritious food to Philippi.

Our Cape Town harvesters dropped off the first of what will be many deliveries to the amazing Good Food Solutions in Philippi Village, who were introduced to us by UCOOK. We're looking forward to many more happy days delivering to this special part of Cape Town!

#community #care #love #nowaste #RescueFood #fighthunger #zerowaste #nowastepolicy #feedsouthafrica #foodforafrica #foodrescue #FeedBelliesNotBins #kindness #endhunger #philippi #capetown
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3 days ago

SA Harvest
If youve ever considered the benefits of going vegan (or vegetarian), Veganuary is the time to give it a go! Ýoull be among more than 540 000 people worldwide whove signed up to go vegan for January - the highest number since Veganuary launched in 2004. 

At SA Harvest, were all for the health and environmental benefits of a more plant-based diet. And delivering nutrition in the form of vegetables to our beneficiaries is one of our biggest drivers. You could say were vocal about veggies!

If youre keen to commit to a month of meat-free eating, there are plenty of recipes to give you inspiration on the Veganuary website. We love this one - a yummy courgette ribbon lasagne by Chef Peter Ayub.

https://veganuary.com/en-za/recipes/courgette-ribbon-lasagne/
#veganuary #rescuefood #fightfoodwaste #feedingsouthafrica #fightingfoodwaste #simplevegan #simplevegan #vegansofig #veganaf #vegan #vegetarian #veganuary #plantbasedrecipes #recipeoftheday #veganfood #veganrecipes #vegandinner #easyvegan #vegitarianism #plantbased #vegancommunity #courgette #babymarrow

If you've ever considered the benefits of going vegan (or vegetarian), Veganuary is the time to give it a go! Ýou'll be among more than 540 000 people worldwide who've signed up to go vegan for January - the highest number since Veganuary launched in 2004.

At SA Harvest, we're all for the health and environmental benefits of a more plant-based diet. And delivering nutrition in the form of vegetables to our beneficiaries is one of our biggest drivers. You could say we're vocal about veggies!

If you're keen to commit to a month of meat-free eating, there are plenty of recipes to give you inspiration on the Veganuary website. We love this one - a yummy courgette ribbon lasagne by Chef Peter Ayub.

veganuary.com/en-za/recipes/courgette-ribbon-lasagne/
#veganuary #RescueFood #fightfoodwaste #feedingsouthafrica #fightingfoodwaste #simplevegan #simplevegan #vegansofig #veganAF #vegan #vegetarian #veganuary #plantbasedrecipes #recipeoftheday #veganfood #veganrecipes #vegandinner #easyvegan #vegitarianism #plantbased #vegancommunity #courgette #babymarrow
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4 days ago

SA Harvest
Its a well-documented fact that gratitude makes you happier, healthier and more likely to be successful. In our world of rescuing food and fighting hunger, we have bountiful blessings to be grateful for, and weve decided to keep a gratitude diary to record the many people, places and things we count as blessings. 

Keeping a grateful diary helps to keep you focused on whats important and the abundance that surrounds you. With all the turmoil in our lives right now it can start to feel like the world is crashing down around you. These are the moments when journaling about the things youre grateful for matters the most. Although it might sound strange, the act of writing down your blessings increases your optimism, provides perspective and multiplies the good! Watch this space to see all our grateful diary entries... 💛📝

#grateful #love #blessed #thankful #gratitude #happy #thankyou #happiness #life #motivation #family #positivevibes #instagood #inspiration #believe #selflove #peace #faith #goodvibes #beautiful #smile #positivity #covid #journal #gratefuldiary #gratitudejournal #gratitudediary #loveyourself #selfcare

It's a well-documented fact that gratitude makes you happier, healthier and more likely to be successful. In our world of rescuing food and fighting hunger, we have bountiful blessings to be grateful for, and we've decided to keep a gratitude diary to record the many people, places and things we count as blessings.

Keeping a grateful diary helps to keep you focused on what's important and the abundance that surrounds you. With all the turmoil in our lives right now it can start to feel like the world is crashing down around you. These are the moments when journaling about the things you're grateful for matters the most. Although it might sound strange, the act of writing down your blessings increases your optimism, provides perspective and multiplies the good! Watch this space to see all our grateful diary entries... 💛📝

#grateful #love #blessed #thankful #gratitude #happy #thankyou #happiness #life #motivation #family #positivevibes #instagood #inspiration #believe #selflove #peace #faith #goodvibes #beautiful #smile #positivity #COVID #journal #gratefuldiary #gratitudejournal #gratitudediary #loveyourself #selfcare
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Been keeping one since 1998. My life changed.

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