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The Orange Heart Fruit Drive was established in 2020 in an effort to alleviate the effects of COVID – 19 on the socio economic situation of many households in South Africa. This was done by requesting donation of fruit from growers within the Citrus Growers’ Association. Approximately 1 500 tonnes of fruit was received and distributed nationwide during the 2020 season.
Our goal for 2021 is to receive 3 000 tonnes of fruit from growers and donate to beneficiaries nationwide.
"One third of all the food produced in South Africa is wasted, while more than 14 million people go without adequate food to meet their basic needs...
...FoodForward SA has partnered with Agri SA, the Citrus Growers Association, Nedbank AgriBusiness and WWF to work with farmers, and encourage them to donate their agri surplus to address hunger and reduce the environmental impact by diverting good quality edible surplus food."