Founded by Springbok captain Siya Kolisi and his philanthropist wife Rachel, the Kolisi Foundation’s vision is to change the narrative of inequality for people in vulnerable and disadvantaged communities in South Africa. It has provided food relief in various parts of South Africa since the lockdown, focusing specifically on child-headed households, orphans, and the vulnerable.
The Kolisi Foundation carries out a variety of projects, including food security, education and youth development, sports development, and programmes against gender-based violence.
The organisation recently joined forces with Kellogg’s South Africa for a long-term partnership as the company commemorates World Food Day on October 16 – a day dedicated to highlighting the impact of Food Security and the company’s effort to alleviate hunger that is amplified by COVID-19.
The partnership forms part of the Kellogg’s World Food Days commemoration; under the 2020 theme – Addressing Food Security during the Pandemic Time.
A monthly donation will be made to the beneficiaries of the Kolisi Foundation. This includes cereals and noodles to 4000 families in Port Elizabeth Eastern Cape including community kitchens that serve meals to 800 children and 100 elderly on a daily basis.
“As the Kolisi Foundation, hunger alleviation is close to our hearts especially to Siya and Rachel Kolisi, our founders. We have a vision to change the narrative of inequality for people in vulnerable and disadvantaged communities. This partnership will support our effort to progress that agenda” says Joel Smith, COO Kolisi Foundation.
The company is on track to serve 3.5 million meals and create better days for South Africans by the end of this year. The aim is to expand its Better Days™ programme in 2021 by donating 7 million meals.
For more information or to donate visit www.kolisifoundation.org