NURTURING RESILIENT AND FOOD SECURE COMMUNITIES
Everyday millions of South Africans go to bed hungry, with many more people at risk of experiencing hunger.
As the country’s largest food manufacturer, food security is an important social priority for Tiger Brands. Our socioeconomic development strategy focuses on sustainably building, nourishing, and nurturing, resilient, food secure and healthy communities across South Africa through partnerships and programmes that include:
Our Food and Nutrition programme aims to reduce the immediate need for food by providing nutritionally balanced food parcels to non-profit organisations that focus on food security and nutrition. Through this programme, we provide food parcels to approximately 30 000 community members on a monthly basis.
The focus of our university nutrition programme, Plates4Days, is to reduce student hunger at tertiary institutions by supporting qualifying students with nutritionally balanced food hampers. Our programme supports approximately 5200 students at seven universities and across nine campuses.
Tiger Brands Community Food Garden Initiative uses education and skills training to address food security and environmental sustainability while our Household and Community Food Garden Initiative is implemented in communities that receive nutrition support from Tiger Brands.
In partnership with Food and Trees for Africa (FTFA) our school gardening and nutrition programme, Eduplant, develops school-linked food security clusters in under-resourced communities and townships through permaculture gardens. First launched in 1994, this programme has grown to become the largest and most impactful programme of its kind in Southern Africa.