Feedback Food Redistribution is the charity that my $510 will go to in exchange for an entry into the Escape from Alcatraz triathlon. Here is a little bit about Feedback:
Initiated in 2000 as a result of one women's efforts to redistribute excess food from Cape Town's film industry to those in need; Feedback has grown from delivering food which could provide approximately 200 meals, to an organisation which in the last year (F2007)has provided enough food for well over 14 million meals to 215 beneficiary organisations in the Western Cape, Gauteng and Kwa Zulu Natal.
Feedback meets beneficiaries' urgent food needs while encouraging them to become self-suffient in food provision. This is done through a process which includes workshops and the introduction of independent food sources such as vegetable gardens.
Last year they did amazing things:
14,531,984 meals (based on an average meal of 300g per meal) provided in the last financial year (FY 2007).
4,359,595 kgs of excess food was redistributed in the last financial year - FY2007. (Kilograms estimated at the point of collection).
Alan (posted the slot on Ebay) works with Feedback and is currently in Cape Town. In our last coorespondence he had the following to say:
Again, good luck with the race. I'm sure you'll really enjoy it (and if you find yourself struggling through cold waves etc and start to wonder why you're doing it, remind yourself that a side effect was that you fed about 7,500 people!)
Warm greetings from windy Cape Town - time to head to the airport!
7,500 people! I can't even envision feeding 7,500 people. Feedback is doing some awesome work. I am so blessed to be able to support them. I'm learning that we can all do a little more for others than we think we can. And, I've got to tell you, I'm hooked. I can't wait to help in more ways.
If you want to join with me and come to Escape to Alcatraz as well, bid on the last charity slot. You can find it here. Bidding ends at 1am on Thursday morning (Denver time).