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26 January, 2022

Did you know that you can feed one person for A WEEK with just R21

May 24, 2021

You are not just making a donation, you’re making a difference!

Here at Feed The Nation, we have been able to make phenomenal changes within our community. 

“The greatness of a community is most accurately measured by the compassionate actions of its members.”

You can feed one person for A WEEK with just R21!
Our donors have impacted so many individual people's lives during the devastation of the pandemic by providing essential items to school children, the elderly, the homeless, and the disabled in need.  See our impact here

Thanks to the compassion of Pick n Pay customers, corporates, suppliers and local and international donors, we have been able to distribute over 28 million meals and raised over R136 million. 

Why donate R21 to Feed The Nation? 

You are helping others.

When you contribute to a cause you care about, you are making the world a better place. A small action of generosity can spread from one person throughout a community and you will spread that positivity to everyone around you. 

When you do good you feel good. 

By spreading a little bit of kindness, you will automatically improve your own well-being. It is a beautiful thing to know that you are responsible for the smile on someone’s face after receiving their first meal of the day. The people and children you will help when giving back are so grateful and you cannot help but feel a sense of purpose and inner satisfaction that is greater than just your inner world.

Gain an understanding of your community. By donating to Feed The Nation it opens up our eyes to the state of our country and how most of the South African population are suffering. This will encourage us to talk about these issues and work towards changing the future of our communities. It is up to us to create a country where nobody has to go to bed hungry. 

You can feed one person for A WEEK with just R21!
Where does your R21 go?

When shopping at your local Pick n Pay store or when shopping on the Pick n Pay website, one can decide to add a R21 donation to your bill. This small amount is able to feed one person for an entire week.

Basic food items such as mielie meal, rice, canned foods, etc and basic hygiene products are put into food hampers and distributed across the country to schools, shelters and orphanages to ensure that the hungry are kept fed. Cash donations go directly to Joint Aid Management (JAM) and FoodForward SA. Over 500,000 mouths are fed daily and Feed The Nation also supports Afrika Tikkun as a main beneficiary.


On top of the R21 donation, businesses or individuals are able to purchase food hampers priced between R250 to R800. Jam International states that the food parcels consist of an “average of 56 grams of carbohydrates and 34 grams of protein per meal.” It is the vulnerable communities of our nation who have been most devastated by the Coronavirus pandemic. The country has faced great uncertainty and the poorest are not able to sustain themselves. 


Michelle Obama says, “When crisis hits, we don’t turn against each other. We listen to each other. We lean on each other. We are always stronger together.”

Consumers can help Feed the Nation in four ways:

  1. Donate at the till point of any Pick n Pay store;
  2. Donate online by clicking here 
  3. Drop any non-perishable food items in the collection trolleys in-store; and
  4. Donate Smart Shoppers to FoodForward SA (this can be done via the PnP app or in-store at the kiosk).

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