World Food Science Congress donation feeds hungry families

The International Union of Food Science and Technology (IUFoST) has just released The Cape Town Declaration, an outline plan of work for the global food science and technology communities. Essential to this framework is the right of every individual to have access to adequate and safe food.

Dovetailing with the spirit of this declaration, SAAFoST president Gunnar Sigge has presented WARMTH with a donation of R109 560.

The WARMTH (War against Malnutrition, Tuberculosis and Hunger) project of the Catholic Welfare Development was identified as the charity of choice by SAAFoST and IUFoST at the 15th World Congress of Food Science and Technology held in Cape Town in August, 2010. The donation will be used across its 22 WARMTH soup kitchens throughout the Western Cape and will feed 100 people every day for a year with a meal of rice, vegetables and soya.

“In hosting this World Congress, SAAFoST and IUFoST wanted to make sure the Congress not only contributed to the advancement of knowledge and food security solutions, but also leaves an immediate legacy where it matters most – in the stomachs of hungry people!” says Gunnar Sigge.

Dr Gunnar Sigge (SAAFoST president) presents Archbishop Stephen Brislin, Angelo Timmers (WARMTH health and nutrition manager) and Blessing Tsiga (WARMTH fundraiser) with the SAAFoST/ IUFoST donation.
Children enjoying a WARMTH meal.