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OPERATION HUNGER is calling on all South Africans to support the #feedafamily campaign. Together we can help feed vulnerable families affected by the spread of the COVID-19 virus. 

In aid of this great cause I will attempt to cycle 105km in my garden. I will be doing laps of 200m (over 500 laps) for around 10 hours of cycling. I will get to do what I love and hopefully raise some funds and awareness...............Click here to read more............

As for many of us, this time has been a time of self reflection. I am sure that I am not the only one who has sat thinking… “When will things go back to normal ? When will I see my friends again? When will I be able to do what I love again?” For me, doing what I love is cycling and being with people in the outdoors whilst doing it. Not having this is one of  the hardest parts of this time for me.

But myself and many others are lucky to have only these worries. Millions more have the worry of where their next meal will come from and how to provide for their families. Further anxiety of how to protect themselves from this disease with no soap or running water to wash their hands. Unfortunately this is a reality for millions of people in South Africa.
Operation Hunger, do amazing work here in South Africa and are currently running the #feedafamily campaign to help feed vulnerable families affected by the spread of the COVID-19 virus. For as little as R200 (€10) we can help feed one of these deserving families during this difficult time.
In aid of this great cause I will attempt to cycle 105km in my garden. I will be doing laps of 200m  (over 500 laps) for around 10 hours of cycling. I will get to do what I love and hopefully raise some funds and awareness for this great cause and help ease the burden on some families during these hard times!



R31 735 of R30 000 raised

In aid of the #feedafamily campaign I will attempt to complete 105km on my mountain bike in my garden.

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how it works


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.

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.

In addition beneficiaries on the other hand will have their hands sprayed with a sanitising liquid as the receive and sign for the donation.

Operation hunger will work hand in hand with 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. Then each of the participants will be equipped with a mask and latex gloves as the work with the food and do the distribution.



Chloe Coetsee

April 22, 2020

Sarah Whelan

April 21, 2020

Well done!


Maria Noone

April 21, 2020

Angela Bejar

April 21, 2020

Well done Michael!!!

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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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