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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4 days ago

SA Harvest
So, you’re looking to give back and make a meaningful difference in someone’s life, but you’re not sure how to make the most impact?
Well, we have more than 40 vetted beneficiaries, who, combined, feed over 15 000 hungry South Africans a day. A small donation makes a big difference, so help us tackle hunger head-on today: https://saharvest.org/donate/

So, you’re looking to give back and make a meaningful difference in someone’s life, but you’re not sure how to make the most impact?

Well, we have more than 40 vetted beneficiaries, who, combined, feed over 15 000 hungry South Africans a day. A small donation makes a big difference, so help us tackle hunger head-on today: saharvest.org/donate/
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5 days ago

SA Harvest
You know that the organic coconut water you just had to have after yoga last night? It cost about 20 bucks, right? Well, R20 in the hands of SA Harvest means 7 wholesome meals delivered directly to less fortunate families. The price of inner Zen starts at just R20!
Link: https://saharvest.org/donate/

You know that the organic coconut water you just had to have after yoga last night? It cost about 20 bucks, right? Well, R20 in the hands of SA Harvest means 7 wholesome meals delivered directly to less fortunate families. The price of inner Zen starts at just R20!

Link: saharvest.org/donate/
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6 days ago

SA Harvest

Thanks to Joburgtoday.tv for helping to spread the word about the enormous food crisis in South Africa.

#WorldFoodDay

JOBURGTODAY 16 OCT 2020
We commemorate World Food Day today and take a closer look at the plight of those that are food insecure. Then, what is the current status of food prices in the country?
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7 days ago

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Chef Coo Pillay is one of the founding members of Chefs with Compassion and a Director of the South African Chefs Association, where he fulfills his passion for helping others as head of SA Chefs CSI portfolio. Since the start of lockdown, Chefs with Compassion has served over 1 million meals and Coo plays a pivotal role as National Project Manager in co-ordinating over 30 kitchen hubs, a network of waste warriors and volunteers, and over 60 beneficiary organisations. 
#foodheroes #worldfoodday 
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Chefs with Compassion

Chef Coo Pillay is one of the founding members of Chefs with Compassion and a Director of the South African Chefs Association, where he fulfills his passion for helping others as head of SA Chefs' CSI portfolio. Since the start of lockdown, Chefs with Compassion has served over 1 million meals and Coo plays a pivotal role as National Project Manager in co-ordinating over 30 kitchen hubs, a network of waste warriors and volunteers, and over 60 beneficiary organisations.

#FoodHeroes #WorldFoodDay

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An amazing Gentleman with a big heart who cares for the less fortunate Meet him and you'll understand what I am talking about keep climbing the ladder chef proud of you

1 week ago

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Yandiswa Mazwana is one of the food heroes in the Masiphumelele community who starts preparing nutritious food for the children in their community at 6h30 every morning. Over 1 100 children, ranging in age from four to 16, receive a daily meal at one of seven stations in the area, thanks to Yandiswa, the founder of of Masiphumelele Creative Hub. 
Yandiswa established the hub in 2017 and started providing meals after seeing an urgent need for food in the area at the start of lockdown. The hub also provides food parcels to struggling households and the elderly once a week.
Thanks to donations from various organisations, and training in nutrition from Wonderbag during lockdown, Yandiswa and the women of Masiphumelele ensure that the meals they serve to the children are packed with the vitamins and nutritients the children need to remain healthy.
Yandiswa established Masiphumelele Creative Hub to give children a creative outlet to gain confidence, express themselves while interacting with other children and accept one another as a diverse African nation. She says, “We are trying to build a generation that grows up together without pointing fingers and we are using our art as that technique to bring people together and to be able to express themselves.”
#foodheroes #WorldFoodDay
Masiphumelele Creative Hub

Yandiswa Mazwana is one of the food heroes in the Masiphumelele community who starts preparing nutritious food for the children in their community at 6h30 every morning. Over 1 100 children, ranging in age from four to 16, receive a daily meal at one of seven stations in the area, thanks to Yandiswa, the founder of of Masiphumelele Creative Hub.

Yandiswa established the hub in 2017 and started providing meals after seeing an urgent need for food in the area at the start of lockdown. The hub also provides food parcels to struggling households and the elderly once a week.

Thanks to donations from various organisations, and training in nutrition from Wonderbag during lockdown, Yandiswa and the women of Masiphumelele ensure that the meals they serve to the children are packed with the vitamins and nutritients the children need to remain healthy.

Yandiswa established Masiphumelele Creative Hub to give children a creative outlet to gain confidence, express themselves while interacting with other children and accept one another as a diverse African nation. She says, “We are trying to build a generation that grows up together without pointing fingers and we are using our art as that technique to bring people together and to be able to express themselves.”

#foodheroes #WorldFoodDay

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