• Lead Covid-19

South African Community Impact Pillar (Food) (26/04)


UPDATE ON KEY MILESTONES ACHIEVED:

- YPO members involved in food grouped on single WhatsApp communication platform

- Rallied support from various members who wants to assist and make a difference in food matters in Africa

- Food Pillar is focusing on scaling food initiatives that are in place already and supporting food charities supported by YPO members that are currently distributing >300 000 food parcels per week to needy families :

- Feed the Nation & PnP Foundation (Suzanne Ackerman)

- JAM (Isak Pretorius)

- Food Forward

- Africa Tikkun

- YPO members provided 3 additional warehouses & forklifts to Food Forward in Cape Town, Johannesburg & Durban during past week

- Facilitated a security discussion with SANDF & food charities

- Facilitated alliances with organizations key on food security during Covid lockdown & beyond:

- SAAI – South African Agri Initiative

- Invest Africa

- Joined WEF food security platform to discuss Africa-wide food matters


UPDATE ON PILLAR GOAL / STRATEGY:

- Scale existing food & food security support initiatives

- Scale up food support to 500 000 families\parcels per week (2,5m – 3,5m people reached)

- Continue to group and rally all YPO members in food and willing to support food initiatives

- Continue to set up alliances between organizations that can assist us to scale up support to the needy through the chosen NGO’s


ANY BLOCKERS OR AREAS CO-CHAIRS NEED HELP:

- Data indicates 11-13 million South Africans are in food distress currently

- We need to address this to avoid violence errupting

- We need more support on all food matters

- More food

- More money to support initiatives

- More infrastructure to distribute

- Any help with these matters will help.

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