In order to become part of and maintain membership with FoodForward SA, Beneficiary Organisations (BOs) need to meet the below criteria. Failure to comply with the criteria may result in a change of membership status with FoodForward SA, including reorientation, suspension, and / or termination.

Given the large number of BOs that require assistance, compared with the limited resources available to FoodForward SA, the following criteria was developed to ensure that the neediest and most credible beneficiary organisations are assisted, thereby safeguarding that the support will reach the intended recipients – the food insecure poor. The criteria for assistance to BOs may be reviewed and / or amended from time to time.

The Two Levels of Criteria

  1. Compulsory criteria: Criteria which must be adhered to, in order to qualify for assistance from FoodForward SA.
  2. Preferential criteria: Criteria that is advantageous, but not essential. Preference will be given to BOs that meet this criteria.
  1. Compulsory Criteria
    • NPO must have a current NPO registration number and certificate.
    • NPO must have a verifiable physical location from which it operates.
    • NPO must have a contactable email address, and telephone / cellular phone details for the primary contact person, and secondary administrative person.
    • NPO must have a bank account in the name of the organisation.
    • NPO must be operating for at least 12 months from date of registration, and have a proven track record.
    • NPO must have a daily feeding programme operating at least 3 days per week.
    • NPO must adhere to all statutory requirements in relation to food safety, health safety, hygiene etc.
    • NPO must keep proper daily records of their beneficiaries, a template will be provided.
    • NPO must have the necessary equipment and utensils needed for the preparation of food, in relation to the beneficiary population served.
    • NPO may not discriminate against any person on the basis of race, nationality, religion, political affiliation etc.
    • NPO may not sell, exchange, or barter any donated food.
    • NPO may not donate food received from FoodForward SA to any other person or organisation, unless permission has been granted by FoodForward SA in writing.
    • NPO must keep proper record of all food received, including delivery notes, correspondence, BO fees paid etc.
    • NPO must attend all the BO quarterly meetings.
    • NPO must be willing to allow FoodForward SA to make unannounced visits to inspect its premises and records at any reasonable time.

  2. Preferential Criteria
    • NPO with a Public Benefit Organisation (PBO) number.
    • NPO must have a Constitution and Governing Board. A list of all Board members and their contact details is required.
    • NPO that has been operating for more than 3 years.
    • NPO situated in a poverty nodal area.
    • NPO offering skills training, empowerment, income-generating or similar developmental programme.
    • NPO that operates on Social Enterprise principles.
    • NPO offering programmes that offer self-sustainability and independence, and community ownership.
    • NPO that has at least 5 permanent staff members.
    • NPO that has specific indicators that monitor performance and progress.
    • NPO that provides Annual Financial Statements by independent auditors or three (3) months most recent Bank Statements

Types of Beneficiary Organisations

  • Training / Skills Development Centres
  • Disaster Relief Organisations
  • Organisations assisting the unemployed
  • Health-focussed organisations
  • Community-owned (Not privately owned) Early Childhood Development Centres / Community Crèches – awaiting registration with DSD, and serving 75 or more children
  • Care Facilities / Centres:
    1. Orphans and vulnerable children
    2. Abused / vulnerable women
    3. Aged and Frail care
    4. Disabled / Special Needs care
    5. Rehabilitation
    6. Nutrition Centres / Community Kitchens
    7. Homeless care

Membership Renewal

BO membership is renewed annually, in March. FoodForward SA may remove existing BOs and add new BOs at its own discretion.

Exit Strategy

FoodForward SA may remove member BOs should they receive assistance for more than 5 consecutive years, or where BOs are found to have sufficient resources to sustain their own operations and activities.

Membership Fees

All FoodShare member BOs pay a monthly subscription fee based on your organisation size. We have four categories, related to the size of organisation: small, medium, large, and umbrella. BO subscription fees are reviewed annually, effective January each year. Only members with accounts in good standing will be allowed to participate, and benefit from our service offering. There are two main avenues where you can benefit: (1) Warehouse Collections (Monthly and ad hoc collections) and (2) Virtual Collections (Daily/Weekly collections directly from a retail store or food outlet (our partner suppliers).

Size of BO Virtual Foodbanking (VFB) Only Warehouse Collections Only Warehouse and Virtual Foodbanking (VFB) Collections Min Monthly Tonnage Guarantee Kgs Retail Value
Small R 25.00 R 200.00 R 225.00 150.00 Kg R 6795.00
Medium R 25.00 R 300.00 R 325.00 200.00 Kg R 9060.00
Large R 25.00 R 400.00 R 425.00 300.00 Kg R 13590.00
Umbrella R 25.00 R 650.00 R 675.00 400.00 Kg R 18120.00
VFB Only R 25.00 R - R - - Kg R 0.00

If application is not completed in 3 weeks from start date of the application your application will be deleted and you will need to reapply.

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