Imagine a world where no one goes hungry!

Is that even possible? According to statistics it is!

Because although 800 million people around the world live with chronic hunger, the truth is that globally we produce enough food to go round.

Here in South Africa, we grow, produce or import more than enough to feed all our people. And yet – according to the South African National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey published in 2013 – more than a quarter of the population lives with the uncertainty and pain of hunger.

At the same time, consumption of food and other goods by the rich is conspicuous, making access to food an issue of poverty and inequality. Injustice, even ... if you believe that access to food is as much a basic human right as access to health care, adequate shelter and education.

On World Food Day – 16 October – we are challenged to find ways of redressing the inequalities. Let’s all do something to make a difference!

Please help by dropping off non-perishable food at our offices at 119 Caroline Street, Brixton on 15 and 16 October. You can also drop off food at Vodacom Commercial Park Reception in Midrand, if it's more convenient.

If you can’t get to the drop off points, please consider making a financial donation and we’ll buy the food on your behalf.

ACFS will distribute your food to those most in need. Then, when you sit down to your own evening meal on 16 October, you’ll have the satisfaction of knowing that a less fortunate South African is also enjoying a hearty meal ... because you cared enough to reach out to them.

For more information on ACFS and World Food day, please call Lunga on 066 474 0040 or Tebogo on 079 984 0992.

Please will you play your part in helping to end hunger in our province?

Thank you sincerely.

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