Projects - Hunger Alleviation
Food parcel programme to support nutrition in SA
Gift of the Givers started a national food parcel programme in 2002.A year later, they designed the food parcel programme for the Department of Social Development, who gave them R60 million to roll out 204,000 food parcels in KwaZulu-Natal and the Eastern Cape – a first for an NGO.
In December 2005, Gift of the Givers was the largest contributor to the Malawian President’s “Feed the Nation Fund” to provide food parcels for famine victims.
Today, GOTG is the largest food parcel distribution agency in the country.
Gauteng Feeding Scheme
GOTG started a mobile soup kitchen in March 2008, which covered the Berea area in Johannesburg. In March 2009, the weekly feeding scheme grew to five feeding points in the greater Johannesburg area and in May this year, we increased it to seven feeding points. People are fed either hot, thick soup or a lentil stew along with bread and rolls.