CGA Fruit Drive

The Covid-19 crisis has put many more South Africans in a position of food insecurity, with hunger currently posing one of the greatest social dangers. The citrus industry would like to assist in alleviating this crisis by donating fresh fruit to feeding schemes, food banks and other charitable food distribution programmes.

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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.

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Join us in our mission by pledging fruit during the upcoming citrus season.

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"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."