Kellogg’s Partnership for World Food Day 2020
From left to right: Joel Smith (Acting COO, Kolisi Foundation), Lungisa Hazel (Founder, Siphekela-Isizwe Feeding Scheme), Anthony Holme, (GM, Kellogg’s South Africa)
We are so excited to be launching a long-term partnership with Kellogg’s South Africa this World Food Day (16 October 2020), joining forces to address food security and alleviate hunger in communities in need.
The Kellogg’s Better Days™ Programme will donate cereals and noodles monthly to 4000 families in Port Elizabeth Eastern Cape and to community kitchens that serve meals to 800 children and 100 elderly on a daily basis. This partnership will support the ongoing work of the Kolisi Foundation to provide sustainable food relief to South Africans, focusing on child-headed households, orphans and the vulnerable.
Although the country has moved to level 1 of lockdown, thousands of families around the country are still facing severe food insecurity. This is a long-standing challenge in South Africa which has been exacerbated by the COVID-19 pandemic.
“South Africa continues to struggle with food insecurity, and COVID-19’ s impact has been severe. With the number of people who have lost their jobs and incomes, the situation has become far worse. The economy is going to take a long time to recover, which is why it is particularly important for Kellogg’s to continue driving initiatives such as the Better Days™ Programme to alleviate hunger and food insecurity.” says Anthony Holme General Manager, Kellogg’s South Africa.
Hunger alleviation and food security is close to our hearts at the Kolisi Foundation. We know that the challenges facing South Africa cannot be solved by any one organization or foundation alone. We are committed to continuing to form deep partnerships, collaborating across sectors to change the narrative of inequality in our country. We truly are better together.