Gauteng, South Africa - December 6, 2023 - Sizani Foods, a leading manufacturer of nutritious foods to feeding schemes and aid organizations, proudly announces its significant milestone of feeding 250 000 children per day, through its supply of nutritious instant porridges and other food, to its feeding scheme partners. This is positively impacting aid organizations and beneficiaries through its unique social enterprise model.
Driving Change Through Social Enterprise
Established in 1995 by founder Brian Moore, Sizani Foods emerged as a manufacturer and distributor of basic food products, supporting South Africa's welfare nutrition programs. Over the years, the company's evolution has been marked by a commitment to reducing hunger globally, providing better food at a lower cost to empower feeding schemes.
Addressing Nutritional Needs at Scale
Sizani Foods currently manufactures and supplies aid organizations primarily in Southern Africa with its instant fortified maize porridges, which meets 80% of the Recommended Daily Allowances for over 23 essential micronutrients per serving. The company delivers to over 1100 sites monthly, extending its impact beyond borders by supplying specialized, nutritionally fortified food to international feeding projects.
A Journey of Growth and Impact
From its humble beginnings, Sizani Foods has undergone remarkable growth and transformation:
1995-2000: Expanded to supply over 600 preschools in Soweto, acquired SUNSOW FOODS, and moved to a new farm in Muldersdrift.
2002: Specialized in feeding schemes, adding cooldrink powder and jelly powder, porridges and soya based products to its production lines.
2010: Launched the MELSI BRAND, a range of high-end, low-cost fortified food products, becoming a standard in feeding schemes.
2011-2015: Expanded operations into Africa, and merged with Haticam Foods, further enhancing its market presence.
2016: Moved to a larger production facility in Kyalami Business Park, retrofitted for expanding contract manufacturing services.
2019: Acquired a second production plant, began manufacturing products for major retail brands, and achieved Level 1 BBBEE.
2023: Began supplying 220 South African Government schools with daily meals, feeding 94000 children per day, through the National School Nutrition Programme.
Awards and Recognition
In 2019, Sizani Foods received a 51% stake acquisition from HL Holdings, bringing in directors with extensive experience. The company achieved GFSI Food Certification and played a vital role during the COVID-19 lockdown by supplying relief food to millions through its feeding scheme partners.
Looking Ahead: A Commitment to Global Impact
Sizani Foods continues its mission to combat hunger, emphasizing quality, innovation, and social responsibility. The company's commitment to reducing global hunger remains unwavering, as evidenced by its achievements, partnerships, and ongoing efforts to make a positive difference in the lives of those in need.
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Sizani Foods invites the global community to join hands in the fight against hunger, making a difference one nutritious meal at a time. Together, we can nourish lives and build a future where no child goes to bed hungry.