A record number of 6 000-plus volunteers will package 822 000 meals - enough to feed over 6 000 pre-school learners for a year - in a single day during a Stop Hunger Now Southern Africa event.
Thousands of children go to school without breakfast. They are lethargic and cannot concentrate. This makes teaching and learning impossible, trapping them in poverty. Alongside government feeding schemes, the private sector has initiatives to put food in every child's stomach.
A hungry young child sparked action for two men in Joburg. They founded Feed a Family, which works to supply meals and other necessities to an impoverished shack settlement on the eastern fringes of the city of gold.
A vast number of children go to school hungry every day – and often there is no food when they go home either. The Peninsula School Feeding Association knows a hungry child cannot learn, and works in over a hundred schools to give children two meals a day.
Play your part by joining the Blisters for Bread fun walk in Cape Town on 25 August and help provide meals for underprivileged school children across the Western Cape.
South Africa is a nation united in action. Tiger Brands has put the full weight of its brands behind the fight against hunger. Click arrow to play video.
West African scientists have developed a new “miracle” hybrid rice that combines the high yield of Asian rice with the hardiness of African varieties, promising to reduce hunger and boost economic development in the region.