AFRICA

South Africa

FOOD BANK PROFILE
Name: FoodForward South Africa
Status: National Network
GFN member since: 2009
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4,380,236

kilograms distributed

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271,402

people served

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6

FOOD BANKS

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120

Volunteers

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122,131

estimated number of children served

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581

beneficiary organizations

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The pandemic has spun South Africa into an economic downturn, leaving millions more unemployed and food insecure. In order to ensure that food reaches its most vulnerable communities, FoodForward SA has scaled up its operations by 80 percent, reaching close to 450,000 vulnerable people daily through a network of more than 1,000 beneficiary organizations. It has done so by rapidly approving applications, increasing support to vulnerable rural communities through the Mobile Rural Depot program, and providing food support in all nine provinces. FoodForward SA expects the next 18 to 28 months to become increasingly busy as it works to reach those who desperately need food, especially children and women.

The State of Global Food Banking 2020

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