FoodBank South Africa (FoodBank SA) is leading a large-scale co-ordinated effort to establish food banks in communities with the highest concentration of food insecure people. What is a food bank? A food bank is an organisation that acts on behalf of all of the non-profit organisations (we call them "agencies") operating in its area. The food bank rescues and procures food (and essential non-food groceries) usually from donors such as producers, manufacturers, retailers, government agencies, individuals and other organisations. The food bank defaces the donated product (to protect the brand) and stores it in one of its warehouses. FoodBank SA's warehouses are equipped to safely sort and store all manner of food and non-food items. Food is dispatched from the food bank every day (depending on supply) and delivered to depots in the communities where our agencies are located. In this way, we save agencies the expense of having to travel long distances to fetch food from our warehouses, and FoodBank SA saves itself the cost of delivering to about 1100 agencies countrywide. By acting on behalf of such a large number of agencies, FoodBank SA achieves huge economies of scale. It cultivates food sourcing and distribution professionalism, which enables it to source and distribute massively increased volumes for agencies, at a far lower cost.