The Joburg Market FoodBank
FoodBank is a Joburg Market initiative run in conjunction with the City of Joburg's Department of Social Development. The programme was officially launched on, 22 June 2005 and aims to provide for the immediate and basic needs of the most vulnerable in our society and the indigent.
FoodBank does not deal with individuals but registered non-government organizations (NGO) that meets the following requirements:
- Have an NGO profile
- Must produce NPO (non profitable
- organization) certificate; and
- Must have completed a registration form from the FoodBank.
FoodBank relies on donors in order to fulfil its mandate. Some of the donors who give generously include the farmers, market agents, exporters and retailers.
The market's own food technicians determine which of the donated food is fit for human consumption. Thus, all produce donated go through a quality assurance inspection to ensure that it is fit for human consumption.