World Food Day – Feed our World

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World Food Day is commemorated annually around the world on the 16th of October to heighten public awareness on issues pertaining to food (in)security and to strengthen solidarity in the struggle against hunger, malnutrition and poverty. Ahead of World Food Day, Penny Appeal South Africa’s Feed Our World campaign highlights the plight of vulnerable communities who have been victims of poverty, war, drought, famine, displacement or natural disasters.

Feed Our World provides millions of live-saving, nutritious meals to impoverished families around the globe.  Poverty is escalating and food scarcity is the norm for low income households, which have also been significantly impacted by the financial implications of the pandemic. These meals help combat hunger and malnutrition in crisis-hit countries across Africa, Asia and the Middle East.   

Ultimately, Penny Appeal’s core mission is to provide both short-term relief and long-term interventions to eliminate hunger through sustainable food projects, which also includes vegetable garden projects which provide sustainable food aid solutions.

No-one should have to worry about when their next meal will be.  For just R500 a month, a person in need can be fed. Your donation counts

Around the world, over 820 million people don’t have enough to eat.

Every 3.6 seconds, 1 of these people will die due to starvation. Thousands of lives are needlessly lost.

Penny Appeal South Africa will be arranging various food distribution points around South Africa which includes hot meals around Durban (Chatsworth, Kenville), Balfour Township (Mpumalanga), and in Cape Town (Valhalla Park and Gugulethu), as well as food pack distribution to identified vulnerable communities in Yeoville and in Malawi, over the course of the weekend to highlight World Food Day.

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