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Fighting hunger with digital solutions

in 2017, FoodForward SA (FFSA), a non-profit surplus food redistribution company, significantly increased operational efficiencies after launching a digital solution called FoodShare.

The digital platform allows food donors – primarily wholesalers, manufacturers and retailers – to donate their edible surplus food to nearby beneficiary organisations in the FFSA network. The beneficiaries then use the food to cook meals for hungry people within their networks.

Andy du Plessis, managing director of FFSA, explains that food donors upload notifications of food surpluses onto the platform, notifying member organisations

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