Nourishing Our Future: How Vodacom Is Contributing To Sustainable Food Security
Brand With A Purpose
22 November 2023


Nourishing Our Future: How Vodacom Is Contributing To Sustainable Food Security

In October 2023 Vodacom activated World Food Day initiatives across the country, to contribute to the Food and Agriculture Organization’s fight against hunger.

World Food Day is an initiative created by the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) of the United Nations in 1981. Observed on 16 October annually, the initiative strives to bring attention to the critical issue of hunger and promote efforts to ensure food security for everyone.

Each year Vodacom joins the fight against hunger on World Food Day with various activations aimed at creating a world where no one has to suffer from hunger. In 2023 the FAO themed the day around “Nourishing Our Future”, and Vodacom once again jumped aboard, focusing on creating sustainable food resources that, like the theme suggests, will provide food solutions for the future.

How Is Vodacom Got Involved

Throughout the month of October Vodacom had various activations and initiatives across their various regional offices.


  • Supported hunger drives by getting staff to pack 100,000 meals in three hours.
  • Promoted sustainability by offering selling points for farmers to sell their wares.
  • Combated food waste by providing a virtual lesson on creating compost heaps to create soil for planting.


  • Partnered with Rise Against Hunger to pack meal packs.
  • Assisted Khula Uzenzele in PMB with a garden and in the soup kitchen.


  • Vodacom Mpumalanga participated in a food drive to donate food parcels to Food Forward SA
  • Staff gathered at Food Forward to collect, label, and pack food.

Eastern Region

  • Handed food parcels to Eastern Province Child and Youth Care Centre.
  • Donated to Sakhingomso Primary School in Pedi.
  • Spent some time at the Ecology Ward Livingstone Hospital.

Western Region

  • Partnered with Rise Against Hunger to pack meal packs.
  • Packed 85 food parcels for service staff.


  • Mogalakwena Garden Net installation.
  • Tshiuzwi Drip system & Net Installation.


  • Donated a packet of seeds to help the Central region assist with vegetable gardens in the region.
  • Supported a vegetable garden initiative that has been taking place with Qwakanda, where volunteers will help out in the vegetable garden in the community of Phuthaditjhaba.


  • Assisted Looking Forward Creativity Centre with food requirements.


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