Sectors of activity
Water, Consumer Goods, Education, Energy, Food & Beverage, Public Procurement
Type of initiative
Education & Awareness Raising, Other
Type of lead actor
Supporting communities in need through food donation:
Pick n Pay is committed to ensure that any food that is still safe for human consumption is distributed to those in need. Pick n Pay is Food Forward SA’s largest retail partner in South Africa. Over the past financial year, Pick n Pay has donated more than 2,000 tonnes of excess food to the organisation, which is used to create more than 20,000 meals every day.
Pick n Pay partnership with Food Forward SA for the Mandela Day Campaign that is hosted yearly on the 18 of July. Food Forward provide meals for 600 beneficiary organizations, Early childhood development, Women Empowerment, Shelters etc.
Impact and Results
The Mandela Day campaign started in 2017 and it has been a success with over 520 000 meals donated during the campaign. In 2018 Pick n Pay has donated 1680 tonnes of food at a value of R77m.
Next steps and how to get involved
Interested stakeholders can sign up to volunteer on the Food Forward SA website and be able to assist to pack on the packing sites on the Mandela Day.