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

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...

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...
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23 hours ago

SA Harvest
Yes, we could post inspirational quotes by John Lennon, or share melancholic stories of hungry people to share some #WednesdayWisdom. Instead, here’s a shot of another satisfied ‘customer’ after a fresh food delivery from SA Harvest! Forget posturing and pretty paragraphs, we’re on the frontlines fighting hunger, one delivery at a time. 
You can swell our ranks by donating time, money, or food, so join the fight today: https://saharvest.org/donate/

Yes, we could post inspirational quotes by John Lennon, or share melancholic stories of hungry people to share some #WednesdayWisdom. Instead, here’s a shot of another satisfied ‘customer’ after a fresh food delivery from SA Harvest! Forget posturing and pretty paragraphs, we’re on the frontlines fighting hunger, one delivery at a time.

You can swell our ranks by donating time, money, or food, so join the fight today: saharvest.org/donate/
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Would love to make a monthly contribution, but PayPal not accepting ZAR payments, and credit card payments not working!

1 day ago

SA Harvest
Giving comes naturally to the Killarney community, who have been overwhelming generous in their donations over the course of lockdown. As poverty deepens and the number of people going hungry grows every day, we are hugely grateful to the caring people in the Killarney community who make it possible for our beneficiary organisations to ensure that thousands of people receive a nutritious meal every day.
There are two more collections in Killarney this year - along with the chance to win fabulous prizes and bring some festive cheer to those who need it most.
Huge thanks to Killarney CAN and the generous donors of prizes for the lucky draws - James Delaney, Microadventure Tours and KCC - La Vie en Rose. 
#gratitude
#zerohunger
#foodrescue

Giving comes naturally to the Killarney community, who have been overwhelming generous in their donations over the course of lockdown. As poverty deepens and the number of people going hungry grows every day, we are hugely grateful to the caring people in the Killarney community who make it possible for our beneficiary organisations to ensure that thousands of people receive a nutritious meal every day.

There are two more collections in Killarney this year - along with the chance to win fabulous prizes and bring some festive cheer to those who need it most.

Huge thanks to Killarney CAN and the generous donors of prizes for the lucky draws - James Delaney, Microadventure Tours and KCC - La Vie en Rose.

#gratitude
#zerohunger
#foodrescue
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3 days ago

SA Harvest

Most of us have heard the parable, “Give people a fish, and you feed them for a day. Teach people to fish, and you feed them for a lifetime.”

We believe that people should not have to rely on charity for the rest of their lives So our approach to achieving our mission of ending hunger is twofold: rescuing good food for the hungry in this crisis but, at the same time, developing sustainable, systemic solutions that will end hunger for good. You can help us make this a reality: saharvest.org/donate/
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3 days ago

SA Harvest
Margolite Williams is a passionate, dedicated sales consultant now applying her years of experience to the NGO sector.
After eight years as a successful freelance sales consultant working to promote brands across a range of industries, she changed direction and began to apply all her experience to the NGO world - where her sales, networking and fundraising skills are much needed. She spent three-and-a-half years at Ladles of Love, working to help transform the organisation from a grass roots project into the national organisation it is today.
Margolite combines her skill for sales (she truly can sell an apple to a donkey) with her drive to give back, build relationships and make a real difference in the world. She says the NGO space allows her to stay true to her own values of authenticity, drive and putting her heart and soul into her work. She loves people and diving into tasks with zest and positivity. 
At SA Harvest, we are honoured and privileged to have Margolite bring her boundless passion, enthusiasm, energy and network to our team.
#foodheroes #worldfoodday 
Photo credit: Ackermans

Margolite Williams is a passionate, dedicated sales consultant now applying her years of experience to the NGO sector.

After eight years as a successful freelance sales consultant working to promote brands across a range of industries, she changed direction and began to apply all her experience to the NGO world - where her sales, networking and fundraising skills are much needed. She spent three-and-a-half years at Ladles of Love, working to help transform the organisation from a grass roots project into the national organisation it is today.

Margolite combines her skill for sales (she truly can sell an apple to a donkey) with her drive to give back, build relationships and make a real difference in the world. She says the NGO space allows her to stay true to her own values of authenticity, drive and putting her heart and soul into her work. She loves people and diving into tasks with zest and positivity.

At SA Harvest, we are honoured and privileged to have Margolite bring her boundless passion, enthusiasm, energy and network to our team.

#FoodHeroes #WorldFoodDay

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You are and forever will be the brightest light, a shining star 🌟. Love you forever Margolite Williams 💕❤

So fabulous Margolite. Go girl. Enjoy and congratulations❤

She is a phenomenal woman 🙏🙏🙏🙏🙏

Wow Congrats my friend - you are incredible- they are lucky to have you on their team!!😍

wishing you all the love and joy in the next exciting chapter💓

Well done..i wish endless energy and strength on this journey for you, dear Margolite Williams

This lady has a heart of gold.I salute you Margolite Williams one super woman.

Congratulations ❤️💐🎉

Congratulations. Special lady ❤️❤️an inspiration ❤️❤️

Congratulations Margolite Williams. You a truly a wonder woman👏👏💐💃💃

Congratulations

Well done Margolite Williams. Keep going. Xxx

Margolite Williams is a legend!

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3 days ago

SA Harvest
Glynne Wolman founded The Angel Network in November 2015. This voluntary, non-profit organization operates almost entirely through the power of social media and provides a platform for people to give. It started because of the needs of so many who had so little and has, over the past five years, assisted to feed, clothe, house and educate over 30 000 South Africans across six provinces. Since Covid, that number has risen to 150 000 people across all nine provinces. The Angel Network has branches in Johannesburg, Cape Town and Durban which are all run from the homes of a network of angels who incur no running costs and nobody earns a salary. They receive no government funding and rely purely on donations.
What started as an organization doing Easter egg handouts, blanket drives and Christmas gifts, has grown and evolved into something much bigger. They have been able to help people with prosthetic limbs, a glass eye, motorized wheelchairs as well as sophisticated eye gaze systems and hearing aids for severely cerebral palsy children. Theyve donated 3 000 pairs of brand new school shoes to two township schools in Port Elizabeth on Mandela Day, paid for students education, both at a high school and university level and given dozens of people a roof over their heads. They have found employment for countless individuals and helped some of their beneficiaries to get set up in their own businesses. They have supplied laptops, computers and furniture to many schools and provided mentoring to people who requested it. In addition, pre Covid, they assisted 50 outreach centres, safe havens and orphanages with their needs. This number has grown to over 100 places countrywide since the Covid outbreak. Every winter they distribute thousands of blankets and fleece jackets to their beneficiaries and every Christmas they donate in excess of 1 500 Christmas gifts to orphaned and vulnerable children. They also run a bi-annual stationery drive and do quarterly hospital visits to kids in state hospitals where we spend time with them and hand out games and goodie bags.
The Angel Network is a registered PBO (public benefit organization. The organization was started to help where help was needed by giving a hand up as opposed to a handout, but sadly since Covid, it’s been all about handouts to prevent millions from dying of starvation. To meet the dire need in communities, they have provided more than 1 500 000 meals as well as PPE and blankets to thousands of people in Gauteng. Glynne says, Life is so difficult for so many and if we can make a difference, then we should. Our chances of survival as a society are enhanced when we think beyond ourselves and help others.
#foodheroes #worldfoodday 
The Angel Network SA

Glynne Wolman founded The Angel Network in November 2015. This voluntary, non-profit organization operates almost entirely through the power of social media and provides a platform for people to give. It started because of the needs of so many who had so little and has, over the past five years, assisted to feed, clothe, house and educate over 30 000 South Africans across six provinces. Since Covid, that number has risen to 150 000 people across all nine provinces. The Angel Network has branches in Johannesburg, Cape Town and Durban which are all run from the homes of a network of angels who incur no running costs and nobody earns a salary. They receive no government funding and rely purely on donations.

What started as an organization doing Easter egg handouts, blanket drives and Christmas gifts, has grown and evolved into something much bigger. They have been able to help people with prosthetic limbs, a glass eye, motorized wheelchairs as well as sophisticated eye gaze systems and hearing aids for severely cerebral palsy children. They've donated 3 000 pairs of brand new school shoes to two township schools in Port Elizabeth on Mandela Day, paid for students' education, both at a high school and university level and given dozens of people a roof over their heads. They have found employment for countless individuals and helped some of their beneficiaries to get set up in their own businesses. They have supplied laptops, computers and furniture to many schools and provided mentoring to people who requested it. In addition, pre Covid, they assisted 50 outreach centres, safe havens and orphanages with their needs. This number has grown to over 100 places countrywide since the Covid outbreak. Every winter they distribute thousands of blankets and fleece jackets to their beneficiaries and every Christmas they donate in excess of 1 500 Christmas gifts to orphaned and vulnerable children. They also run a bi-annual stationery drive and do quarterly hospital visits to kids in state hospitals where we spend time with them and hand out games and goodie bags.

The Angel Network is a registered PBO (public benefit organization. The organization was started to help where help was needed by giving a hand up as opposed to a handout, but sadly since Covid, it’s been all about handouts to prevent millions from dying of starvation. To meet the dire need in communities, they have provided more than 1 500 000 meals as well as PPE and blankets to thousands of people in Gauteng. Glynne says, "Life is so difficult for so many and if we can make a difference, then we should. Our chances of survival as a society are enhanced when we think beyond ourselves and help others."

#foodheroes #worldfoodday

The Angel Network SA
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