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Donation Total: R200.00

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Monthly donations 

From as little as R200 per month you can help to feed one of South Africa’s vulnerable families on an ongoing basis.

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This form is for international donors.
Please first select your currency and then the amount of families you would like to feed.

The current exchange rate is 1.00 ZAR equals 0.05 USD.
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Donation Total: $10.91

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It’s our small way of giving back.


Who we are?

Established in 1980, Operation Hunger has a history of positive action in the fight against malnutrition in South Africa’s homes, schools and communities at large. In our 40 years of working we continue to built strong partnerships with business, communities, social development agencies, civil society to enable inclusive, innovative, measurable, tailored community programming responses to eradicate hunger, household food insecurity and malnutrition in all its forms.

The communities in which Operation Hunger operates are generally situated in deeply rural areas or sprawling informal settlements with little or no basic services, very few resources and minimal health care systems. In these areas, we fight malnutrition with education and skills development by training stakeholders and initiating sustainable projects that address the root of the malnutrition problem, poverty.

Operation Hunger has reached about 2.4 million lives countrywide through it’s community programs.

Delivery under government regulations?

Operation Hunger have procedures in place that adhere to the directives as given by the Acting MEC for Social Development that ensure we operate within the confines of the law.   We ensure that regulations such as social distancing are adhered to that protect the beneficiaries and our staff from the spread of the virus where possible.    For example, we have replaced our normal crowd funding at soup kitchens with the supply of food parcels directly to the families in these areas. 


What is in the food parcel?

The food parcel contains the following; dry foods, tinned foods and some sanitizers amounting to R180,00 each. Each of the food hampers will have the following items; sugar, tea, milk, maize meal, samp, beans, lentils, oil, salt, beef stock, tins of fish, Dettol, protex hand soap, disposable wipes.

Where does my R200 donation go?

The cost of the food parcel is R180 , this is for the full food parcel going to the beneficiary and the R20 will assist towards the distribution costs.

Who gets the food parcel?

Beneficiaries are families within the target communities who have no source of income. These are identified by community leadership in conjunction with local relief committees and operation hunger.
Each of the affected family will receive a food hamper worth R180.00.

What is the process, start to finish?

Once the financial donation is received by operation hunger, dry bulk foods and tin foods is purchased at a local supermarket nearest to the targeted cluster of disadvantaged communities. This then gets divided into small food hampers worth R180.00 each. The food hampers will be collected and delivered by an Operation Hunger champion to each the target communities where it is then received and distributed to identified beneficiaries as listed and agreed to  by the relief committee and operation hunger. Beneficiaries will sign as they receive the food parcels .

What COVID-19 precautions are taken?

We have made sure to include Dettol, Protex hand soap & disposable wipes in the parcels.

Beneficiaries will have their hands sanitised as they receive and sign for the donation.

Operation hunger will work hand in hand with local municipalities, local police representatives and community relief committees that are identified by the respective communities. These committees will receive basic hygiene, safety, and prevention training from Operation Hunger before they work with the food. Each of the participants will be equipped with a mask and latex gloves as they work with the food and do the distribution.


Families reached

People Fed

Areas Reached


Anonymous User


October 16, 2020

Shafeea Chogle

September 7, 2020

Vivian Clemans

September 6, 2020
Anonymous User


September 4, 2020

Sipho Dumakude

August 27, 2020
Anonymous User


August 22, 2020


August 18, 2020

Best wishes !

Anonymous User


August 16, 2020
Anonymous User


August 16, 2020

Michael Bezuidenhout

August 7, 2020

B Manqele

August 3, 2020

K Bhanjee

August 3, 2020

A Desai

August 3, 2020

V Sana

August 3, 2020

P Vedalankar

August 3, 2020

Volunteers & beneficiaries


There are so many ways in which you can get involved to help contribute to fighting malnutrition in this beautiful country. We look forward to hearing from you.



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