Feed Mzansi

Food Lover's Market embarks on a charitable road trip, providing nutritious meals to hungry children across the country.

Food Lover’s Market invited South Africans to follow their journey across the country, as they continue their efforts of feeding the hungry bellies of our children.

Joining forces with popular chefs and food influencers, Food Lover’s Market set out on a meaningful cross-country road trip, and along the way challenged local foodies to create a nutritious feast for less privileged children, housed in local child and youth care centres. Our chefs were inspired to cook using fresh produce from the Food Lover’s Market stores.

Each week Food Lover's Market rewarded nine lucky readers with a R2000 Food Lover’s Market voucher each.

Chef Rozanne Taljaard received the most entries in the Feed Mzansi competition and donated the R25 000 prize to Khayalethu Youth Centre


Meet Our Chefs

Chef Oliver Cattermole

Our Feed Mzansi road trip draws to a close when Chef Oliver Cattermole visits Lungi’s Kitchen in Cape Town, cooking 144 comforting bowls of chicken stew.

Chef Jason Whitehead

Jason Whitehead makes his way to Little Brinks in Cape Town to cook a hidden veggie delight for 20 children in need of a little extra support.                                                                 

Chef Rozanne Taljaard

Food consultant Rozanne Taljaard cooks a finger-licking meal (literally!) for 40 young boys at the Khayalethu Youth Centre in Theescombe, Gqeberha.

Chef Linda Mnikathi

Road tripping between Cape Town and Jozi has been one big adventure, but Durban really showed off with its warm weather and wheel-y friendly people. Tune in as private chef Linda Mnikathi cooks up a tasty classic.

Chef Charné Sampson

Who says that nutritious meals have to be boring? This week, Chef Charné Sampson prepares a well-balanced meal packed not only with health benefits but stacks of flavour too.

Chef Reuben Riffel ‎‎

This week we’re back in The Mother City and have challenged Chef Reuben Riffel to prepare a hearty meal for 30 children, packed with nutrients, flavour – and most importantly cooked from the heart.

Chef Makhiba Modupe

Next stop on our road trip with a difference, Food Lover’s Market and Makhiba Modupe head to Bread of Life Christian Foundation in Roodepoort. What’s on The Lazy Chef’s menu? Follow along in our next episode.

Chef Errieda Du Toit

Food writer Errieda du Toit doesn’t have to travel far from her Welgemoed home kitchen when she visits the Durbanville Children's Home to prepare 144 comforting bowls of Chicken à la King and a sweet treat.

Chef Ayabonga Gope

In the first episode of our feel-good series Chef Ayabonga Gope, popularly known as 'The Cook Dude', visits Leliebloem House in Cape Town – the third oldest non-profit Child and Youth Care Centre in the Western Cape.

Almost 1000 children fed

Our charitable road trip across the country has come to an inspiring end.

Kicking it into high gear in Cape Town on 24 August 2022 with pitstops in Johannesburg, Durban and Gqeberha, Feed Mzansi joined forces with South Africa’s most-loved chefs and Food Lover’s Market stores across the country, challenging our local foodies to cook nutritional meals for less privileged children living in child and youth care centres. 

After 57 days on the road and travelling thousands of kilometres across the country, we succeeded in our mission to make mealtime a little happier for close to 1000 children.  

Back home, as a thank-you to our readers who have followed and voted along our hopeful journey, Food Lover's Market has rewarded nine lucky voters with a R2000 Food Lover’s Market voucher each.

Chef Rozanne Taljaard received the most entries in the Feed Mzansi competition and donated the R25 000 prize to Khayalethu Youth Centre. 


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Food Lover's Market rewarded nine lucky readers with a R2000 Food Lover’s Market voucher each.

About Food Lover’s Market

Food Lover’s Market has grown from its origins as a single Fruit & Veg City store in Access Park, Cape Town, 29 years ago to become South Africa’s largest specialist fresh produce retailer and privately owned family business. Today, the Food Lover’s Market Group consists of 110 Food Lover’s Market stores in 7 countries across Southern Africa - this includes seven Food Lover’s Eateries.

Food Lover’s Market prides itself on its quality fresh produce, its theatre of food experience with a distinctive market feel and its consistent value offerings for the consumer. The brand aims to create a good food neighbourhood by consistently being the best store in the community.

Forming part of the Food Lover’s Market family, FVC International is the largest importer of fresh produce into South Africa - as well as the fastest growing exporter, shipping more than 7000 containers each year and exporting to more than 35 countries worldwide. It has its own logistics company in partnership with two of the largest producers in South Africa, which ensures that orders reach their destination in the shortest possible time.

Other brands within the Food Lover’s Market Group include FreshStop - with over 320 convenience stores, 32 Diamond's Discount Liquor and Market Liquors stores, and 246 Seattle Coffee Company outlets. The group has ten distribution centres, two meat packing facilities and five production facilities. 

 More than a supermarket, we’re a market for food lovers.