UCook SA partners with FoodFoward, PEDI and ladies love to launch Food fund to help those in need
UCook SA announced that it has partnered with FoodForward South Africa, the Philippi Economic Development Initiative (PEDI) and Ladles of Love to launch a new Food Fund to help those in need.
UCook, which is a food kit delivery service in South Africa wants the food fund to be able to assist and notes that it is not reserved only for UCook customers and it will help Pedi, Ladles of Love and UCook’s nutritious food parcel programme, to ensure that people in need receive packs of fresh vegetables and essential foods.
In addition, the fund will further assist FoodForward SA to distribute surplus food from the supply chain to people in need.
UCook CEO David Torr says that the fund has one central directive: to feed as many South Africans in need as possible. For every meal kit purchased, UCook will donate a portion of sales to the fund.
The company has integrated with SnapScan and Zapper to simplify donations simple on its website.
Torr says that South Africa’s food system is facing a moment of crisis. “The economic fallout caused by the lockdown is affecting both farmers and suppliers, and while the food system tries to right itself, the people who will be most affected by the lockdown are those experiencing homelessness and those who can no longer afford to find a meal,” he says.
“This initiative will enable the three partners to significantly scale their efforts, reaching a dramatically higher number of people in need of food,” said Torr in a statement.
He adds that as an authorised essential food service provider, Ucook is in a privileged position to be able to continue its service during the national lockdown period.
“In addition to continuing to provide current and new customers with the best at-home cooking and dining experience, we have worked around the clock to finalise this partnership to help the people of South Africa," said Torr.
Written by: Staff Writer.