FoodBank South Africa

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Nelson Mandela spent 67 years making the world a better place.

We are asking you for 67 minutes to spend learning about and taking ownership of the problem of hunger in South Africa.

LEARN about hunger

LEARN about hunger: Spend the next 15 minutes browsing the website, focusing on the problem of hunger in South Africa (and the global situation), and how you can be a part of solving it.


TEACH your children

TEACH your children: Download Hunger Bytes, a set of exercises to do with your children to educate your family about hunger in South Africa.  Try and draw how hunger feels and find out how many South Africans are vulnerable to food insecurity, and how foodbanking is helping fight hunger.


ENGAGE your community

ENGAGE your community: Download the Placemat for the Hungry, and use it as a conversation piece for discussing hunger with your friends and in your community. You can engage your colleagues by putting the placemat out at lunch time, at your local coffee shop or restaurant by asking the owner to do the same, and by distributing it at your place of worship. Challenge your friends to complete our interactive puzzle, which shows how, with proper alignment, the whole can be more than the sum of the parts.


STAY informed

STAY informed: Sign-up for our email newsletter, subscribe to our RSS newsfeed, like us on Facebook or follow us on Twitter. Your choice! You will get regular updates from FoodBank South Africa regarding our quest to end hunger and malnutrition in South Africa.



MAKE a donation: While the long-term goal of foodbanking is a fully sustainable operation, we need capital to set up more food banks, while meeting the immediate needs of the hungry.  Please consider making a donation or joining our Fill the Gap Club. Every rand, dollar or pound makes a difference and is greatly appreciated. We accept once-off and recurring monthly donations.  We thank you for your kind contribution.

"Like slavery and apartheid, poverty is not natural. It is man-made and it can be overcome and eradicated by the actions of human beings." - Nelson Mandela





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