By Saina Shelton, SA Harvest Marketing & Communications Lead
During the worldwide Covid-19 pandemic, I stayed in South Africa for an extended period. I explored its wondrous landscapes and its charming, resilient people. I discovered so much that I love about South Africa and I will always cherish it.
Sadly, this article is not a tourist review recounting South Africa’s beauty. Rather, this is a commentary on the disturbing reality about hunger and food waste and loss. …
by Ali Conn, Special Projects Manager
“Let food be thy medicine, and let thy medicine be food” — Hippocrates
The arrival of C-19 to South African shores has hit the economy in innumerable ways. One of the most important and prevalent is the sheer number of people that go to bed hungry every night. According to The Citizen (22 April 2021), more than 40% of South Africans are now affected by hunger on a daily basis. But the food crisis is not new; C-19 merely lifted the veil on its truly tragic facade.
By Alan Browde
There are so many ‘Days’ in the calendar, commemorating one thing or another: Mother’s Day, Father’s Day, World Bee Day, Boss’s Day, Secretaries Day and, this week, World Hunger Day.
There’s obviously nothing wrong with focusing on important things and people in one’s life, but the problem is that these ‘days’ can become invitations to perfunctorily shop or donate in order to salve our consciences.
Many argue that the point of these ‘days’ is to raise awareness about important issues and this, of course, is a positive thing. But, using World Hunger Day as an example, the…
SA Harvest is a leading food rescue and advocacy organisation on a mission to end hunger