Food for Waste restores the dignity & self-worth of those facing unemployment, poverty & other effects of economic imbalances through sustainable projects such as the conversion of waste into energy & growing food gardens where illegal dump sites used to be.
Our approach is bottom up whereby the community is involved in identifying illegal dumping sites that need cleaning and they grow fresh produce which they feed on and sell residual as income generating initiative. They also collect waste is sorted between recyclables and waste due for landfill which is also sold for extra income. On top of all this there are incentivised with the food parcels weekly.
We serve people who are conscious of their vitality and how litter adversely affect their health. We serve people who realize that they can change their destinies by taking charge of their lives through cleaning the environment and in the process restore their dignity, self worth whilst growing their own food and generating income. We serve the local municipality by ensuring that the environment is maintained clean at all times so that they redirect their resources elsewhere and saving their budget.
We visit the communal gardens to check if there is any improvement or any assistance that we can offer to the project. They walk in to the depot three times a week to sell their products such as recyclable material in exchange for cash. And we converge every Monday to clean up the township and meet every Thursday to share and distribute food parcels.
Our current truck is no longer reliable and has breakdowns every other day. We collect recyclables from our local trolle…
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