South Africa


How chefs are transforming food waste into nutritious meals for underprivileged communities

While 10 million tons of food end up in landfills in South Africa every year, Chefs with Compassion are attempting to offset this waste and salvage some of the food for those who need it most. (Photo: Supplied by GroundUp)

An organisation called Chefs with Compassion began feeding hungry people during lockdown.

First published by GroundUp.

During the Covid pandemic, many people lost their incomes and couldn’t afford to buy enough food. But millions of tons of food are thrown away in South Africa each year. Much of this is still edible. During lockdown, Chefs with Compassion used food that would have otherwise gone to waste to make nutritious meals for hungry people. DM


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