Our Purpose

Food for Life South Africa (FFLSA) is a registered non-profit organisation with over 24 branches country wide. Our vision is to alleviate hunger in South Africa by serving freshly cooked, plant-based meals with love.

We are a global organisation. Our volunteers come from many diverse backgrounds. We are proud of the melting pot of religion, culture, age, gender and race that come together to raise funds, cook and serve food to the most vulnerable members of our community.

Food For Life Global is the world’s largest vegetarian food relief programme. They serve over a million plates of cooked meals daily.

All of our efforts are made possible through donations from ordinary citizens and grant aid.

Every Cent Makes A Plate

All of our branches in South Africa combined serve 30 000 plates of food per week. 

We are recognized by SARS as a Section 18 Public Benefit Organization (PBO). This is a status awarded only to companies who use donations to fund public benefit activities exclusively.

Having this status means that donors can deduct the value of their donations from their income tax.

To claim the deduction, donors will need to give SARS with a copy of their FFLSA receipt, showing FFLSA’s SARS reference number and date of donation.


If it doesn’t say Food for Life South Africa – it isn’t

There is only one credible organisation that communities have come to love and trust over 3 decades.

Be careful of imitation organisations not trading under Reg no. 2003/027630/08 and PBO: 930 034 685. 

Also look out for the famous orange and green FFLSA logo, on branded t-shirts, aprons and vehicles before accepting meals.

Only verified FFLSA branches meet the food preparation and required health and safety standards associated with our meals.


Our Core Values


To treat every living being with kindness illustrating that they are worth caring for.

Honesty and Integrity

To ensure that what we say is aligned to what we do.



To have the best intentions and be clean in thought, deeds and operational hygiene standards.


To meet the highest quality standards set by government regulations and our organisational values without compromise on food quality and organisational ethics.


To value the needs and views of others and interact with one another with consideration for the relevant etiquette.