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South African Food Ecosystem Impact Assessment

Location

South Africa

Date

June 2020 - Present

Description

FFSA was established in 2009 to address widespread hunger in South Africa. It is the largest food redistribution charity in South Africa, and part of a global movement focused on alleviating hunger, and reducing environmental impact by diverting good quality edible surplus food. This is achieved by recovering surplus food from farmers, manufacturers, and retailers, for redistribution to registered beneficiary organisations that serve the poor. This cost-effective model is known as Foodbanking. In its last fiscal year, FoodForward SA recovered 4,200 tons of food and redistributed this to over 1,000 organisations throughout the country.

IA Role

Impact Amplifier is conducting an impact evaluation study of FFSA multi-faceted FoodBanking model to establish: the financial value of the socio-economic impact; direct savings the beneficiaries receive from monthly FFSA food; and the educational and training outcomes created because of the surplus food provided.

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