About Us

Who We Are (Soulfood.Africa)

What We Do

14 million South Africans go hungry each day - with a third of all food produced in the country going to landfills. This is a dire situation where the health, wellbeing and lives of people are threatened due to having limited access to this basic need.

85% of those 14 million are children. Experience has revealed that it is almost impossible for children and young adults to learn or engage in extra-curricular activities and sport when they are desperately hungry.

SOUL FOOD is the primary project of the Soul Provider Trust and its purpose is simply to feed the starving with particular focus on students and school children.

Essentially SOUL FOOD is a logistics operation. We collect surplus food from farms, hotels, restaurants and entertainment venues as well as donations from manufacturers and stores.

We then distribute this food to hundreds of schools, orphanages, shelters, old age homes and places of refuges.

There are currently six SOUL FOOD operations running: Sedibeng (Johannesburg South), the East Rand, Pretoria, Port Elizabeth, Grahamstown and Rustenburg.

Every day, the SOUL FOOD project feeds about 8,200 school children, orphans, pensioners and abused women, the sick, AIDS victims and the terminally ill. This is 2,4 million meals a year.

For Whom We Do It

Beneficiaries

Daily Meals

Annual Meals

Percentage

School Feeding Schemes

5,587

1,642,717

66,35%

Creches Orphanages

917

269,618

10,89%

Hospitals/Clinics

522

153,502

6,20%

Old Age Homes

671

197,324

7,97%

Shelters

403

118,345

4,78%

Other

321

94,329

3,81%

Total

8,421

2,475,835

100%

Beneficiaries Number Percentage
Male 1,213,159 49,00%
Female 1,262,676 51,00%
Disabled 445,650 18,00%
African 1,996,761 80,65%
Coloured 215,398 8,70%
Indian/Asian 59,420 2,40%
White 193,115 7,80%
Other/Unknown 11,141 0,45%