by Donna Solomons

Habana's hunger, waste crusade

Springbok legend lends a hand

The new ambassador for food insecurity, Springbok legend, Brian Habana, on his hunger and waste crusade.
Bryan Habana lends a hand

Springbok legend, Brian Habana, who has been awarded South African Rugby Player of the Year three times during his career, says that the opportunity to work with FoodBank SA, as well as the thousands of other charities that the non-profit organisation supports was too big an opportunity to turn down.

“I am honoured to lend my support to FoodBank SA in its fight against food insecurity in South Africa," he said.

Crispin Sonn who is a board member of FoodBank SA says that one of the biggest challenges for FoodBank SA is the awareness and getting more and more South Africans to understand and to become aware of the extent of hunger and wastage of food in the country. 

“The announcement of Bryan Habana becoming an ambassador for FoodBank SA is magnificent in helping to raise awareness of what FoodBank SA does and more importantly profile the issue of hunger and the ability of all South Africans to contribute to solving it,” says Sonn.

FoodBank SA was established in 2009 through the merger of a number of hunger relief schemes.

Its Food Rescue Programme rescues thousands of tonnes of food each year, which would otherwise end up in landfill.

The non-profit organisation was established in 2009 by merging existing hunger relief schemes to benefit from synergies and economies of scale and to eliminate competition for resources. 

It is supported by most leading food suppliers in South Africa, and currently supplies food to more than 1 000 non-profit and community-based organisations throughout  the country, ranging from crèches and edu-care centres, to old age homes and residential care facilities.

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