Food Flow is keeping the food flowing from Farmer to Community by partnering with small-scale farmers and food producers in the Western Cape, Eastern Cape, KwaZulu-Natal and Limpopo to sustain food livelihoods and support community organizations.
Food Flow purchases vegetables and food products directly from small-scale farmers or producers (those not a part of large retail supply-chains) using donor funding. Food Flow then matches the farmer with a community organization in their vicinity who distributes harvest bags or cooks a meal for their beneficiaries. Food Flow works to sustain food livelihoods, enabling farmers to continue sustaining their business despite the loss of restaurant, hotel and market clients and ensures fresh nutritious food keeps flowing to those who are most impacted by food insecurity. Our local farms are still growing food but many restaurants, hotel and markets they deliver to are closed for the time being.
Let’s shift the food flow and get the produce to those who need it most during Lock Down.
Your sponsorship of a bag of produce for R128 provides fresh, nutritious food to a family in communities facing increased food insecurity, all while additionally supporting your local small scale farms.
For every 4 produce bags you sponsor you will be entered into a raffle to win a meal at one of our fine-dining restaurant partners!
From our 2nd week since launch the Western Cape Department of Social Development requested us to rotate through a list of identified prioritized feeding sites to ensure a wide geographic area can benefit, recognizing there will be an increase the demand for these services in the weeks ahead. From our 4th week since launch, within the Western Cape school feeding schemes were reopened as of April 10th and additional food aid rolled out through Government partnered organizations. In response Food Flow expanded its community distribution partners to communities not yet receiving food aid and groups which may not be able to easily access government provided services.
To find out more about Food Flow visit their website here.
Congratulations, you are all doing such incredibly necessary work!