The food crisis is one of the primary challenges facing the international community, according to the United Nations. Within South Africa, food insecurity is a daily reality for communities: at least two million people survive on only one meal a day.

To ensure that our efforts in this space have a sustainable impact, we have chosen to focus on food provision through community-based food gardens and the provision of healthy snacks to young children in at-risk areas.
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The Hammarsdale community in KwaZulu-Natal has been hard hit by food insecurity caused by widespread unemployment in the area. To help address both, the DO MORE FOUNDATION has spearheaded the formation of the multi-partner Greater Hammarsdale Community Development Initiative called DoMore4Hammarsdale.

In collaboration with public and private stakeholders and with LIMA Rural Development Foundation implementing our projects on the ground, the DO MORE FOUNDATION seeks to catalyse real, sustained growth in the community’s food security. This is being done through a food gardens project which caters directly for the needs of the hungry in five wards of Hammarsdale, while also generating income with which to improve families’ standard of living. In parallel, we are running an economic linkages project with the same goal – alleviating hunger and restoring hope.

The Hammarsdale community in KwaZulu-Natal has been hard hit by food insecurity caused by widespread unemployment in the area. To help address both, the DO MORE FOUNDATION has spearheaded the formation of the multi-partner Greater Hammarsdale Community Development Initiative called DoMore4Hammarsdale.

In collaboration with public and private stakeholders and with LIMA Rural Development Foundation implementing our projects on the ground, the DO MORE FOUNDATION seeks to catalyse real, sustained growth in the community’s food security. This is being done through a food gardens project which caters directly for the needs of the hungry in five wards of Hammarsdale, while also generating income with which to improve families’ standard of living. In parallel, we are running an economic linkages project with the same goal – alleviating hunger and restoring hope.

Partners

In the Nkomazi region of Mpumalanga, the DO MORE FOUNDATION has partnered with The Jobs Fund and LIMA Rural Development Foundation to implement a large vegetable production project called Abalimi Phambili (which means Farmers Forward).

Achieved to date is:

  • 688 growers involved
  • 412 trained
  • 12 markets created
  • 407ha harvested

In the Nkomazi region of Mpumalanga, the DO MORE FOUNDATION has partnered with The Jobs Fund and LIMA Rural Development Foundation to implement a large vegetable production project called Abalimi Phambili (which means Farmers Forward).

Achieved to date is:

  • 688 growers involved
  • 412 trained
  • 12 markets created
  • 407ha harvested

Partners

The DO MORE FOUNDATION is partnering with SmartStart – a national social franchise that aims to bring quality early learning to young children (co-founded by Hollard Foundation, Yellowwoods and DG Murray Trust). SmartStart is driving a country-wide network of licensed facilitators equipped to implement a high-quality standardized early learning programme. These centers are run by registered community members (independent women and men, who are recruited, trained, supported and licensed to run early learning programmes for children) as part of the SmartStart network, with guidance and oversight provided by nominated NGOs (SmartStart franchisors).
The DO MORE FOUNDATION is providing a healthy daily snack of Monati porridge and YumYum peanut butter to some of these SmartStart franchisors:

  • ELRU [Early Learning Resource Unit]: 850 children per month in the Western Cape
  • TREE [Training and Resources in Early Education]: 480 children per month in KwaZulu-Natal
  • Cotlands: 1,365 children in the North West
  • Siyakholwa: 1,647 children per month in Eastern Cape
  • Diaconia: 394 Children

The DO MORE FOUNDATION further provides a healthy snack of Monati Porridge and Yum Yum peanut butter to:

  • 20 ECD Centres in Pongola
  • 28 playgroups in Nkomazi ward 16 and 19

The DO MORE FOUNDATION is partnering with SmartStart – a national social franchise that aims to bring quality early learning to young children (co-founded by Hollard Foundation, Yellowwoods and DG Murray Trust). SmartStart is driving a country-wide network of licensed facilitators equipped to implement a high-quality standardized early learning programme. These centers are run by registered community members (independent women and men, who are recruited, trained, supported and licensed to run early learning programmes for children) as part of the SmartStart network, with guidance and oversight provided by nominated NGOs (SmartStart franchisors). The DO MORE FOUNDATION is providing a healthy daily snack of Monati porridge and YumYum peanut butter to some of these SmartStart franchisors:

  • ELRU [Early Learning Resource Unit]: 850 children per month in the Western Cape
  • TREE [Training and Resources in Early Education]: 480 children per month in KwaZulu-Natal
  • Cotlands: 1,365 children in the North West
  • Siyakholwa: 1,647 children per month in Eastern Cape
  • Diaconia: 394 Children

The DO MORE FOUNDATION further provides a healthy snack of Monati Porridge and Yum Yum peanut butter to:

  • 20 ECD Centres in Pongola
  • 28 playgroups in Nkomazi ward 16 and 19

Partners

The Do More Foundation supports the following organisations with the provision of food:

NUMBER OF MEALS DONATED BY THE DO MORE FOUNDATION IN 2018

4,561,653

NUMBER OF MEALS DONATED BY THE DO MORE FOUNDATION IN 2017

4,561,653

*Meals are calculated on a basis of one meal being equivalent to 250g or 500ml of product