Joining our mission to end hunger in South Africa, tashas has partnered with SA Harvest to raise money through the generosity of their guests. Until the end of October (or as long as stocks last), limited-edition handmade bracelets are being sold every tashas around the country, with all proceeds going to SA Harvest. For every bracelet sold and donation received, tashas will match the contribution – meaning 30 meals will be provided from just one bracelet.
Simply buy a bracelet from a tashas store, scan the QR code inside the billfold to make a donation, or contribute directly via the SA Harvest donation portal.
“As a group, we feel strongly about giving back to our community and about the immense challenge that we have as a country in addressing hunger,” says founder and CEO of Tashas Group, Natasha Sideris. “It astounds me that 10 million tons of food goes to waste every year. SA Harvest has set up an extraordinary way to address the issue by rescuing surplus food from farmers, manufacturers and retailers, and delivering it to where it is needed most.”
To date, SA Harvest has delivered over 10 million nutritious meals be rescuing food that would otherwise have gone to waste.
Alan Browde, founder and CEO of SA Harvest, says that 10 million meals is just the beginning. “In South Africa, almost 20 million people go to sleep hungry every night. Unless we have the focus and the passion to continue to take action tirelessly, even when things don’t go right, we can’t solve the problem of hunger. To solve such a huge problem, we’re going to need the partnership of all South Africans.”
Malnutrition, if it is not addressed, becomes a recurring cycle, affecting people for generations – their quality of life and ability to reach their full potential. SA Harvest takes a systemic view and encourages collaborations between organisations, individuals, entrepreneurs, NGOs, change agents, and passionate advocates.
“Aside from hunger being an injustice against humanity, its consequences will be felt by every one of our citizens in the years to come. And if the youth is our hope for the future, then we have to think about filling bellies and nourishing bodies,” Natasha concludes.