About Us

The organisation

Food Bank Botswana Trust (FBBT) shares in the global and national definition of Food Security which states that: Food security is when all people, at all times, have physical and economic access to adequate amounts of nutrition gained through consumption of safe and culturally appropriate foods, which are produced in an environmentally sustainable and socially just manner. This implies that people are able to make informed decisions about their food choices.

Food security is a complex sustainable development issue, linked not only to malnutrition, but also to sustainable economic development, environment and trade. FBBT therefore subscribes to three known pillars of Food Security, which are:

  1. Food availability: sufficient quantities of food available on a consistent basis.
  2. Food access: having sufficient resources to obtain appropriate foods for a nutritious diet.
  3. Food use: appropriate use based on knowledge of basic nutrition and care, as well as adequate water and sanitation.

Our Values

Our Values include the following aspects:

Team Work
Integrity
Accountability
Excellence
Impartiality

Our Objectives

The Specific objectives include, but are not limited to, the following:

  1. To source food from excess points and distribute to areas of need;
  2. To develop and implement national Food Bank programs that would contribute to promotion of food security in both rural and urban areas.
  3. To liaise and link with national and international institutions that work to support our broad objective.
  4. To conduct research on hunger, malnutrition and food security and provide mitigating alternative measures.

Our Ethical Code

Food Bank Botswana Trust shall;

  1. Provide food and other assistance to those needing help regardless of race, national or ethic, origin, citizenship, colour, religion, gender, sexual orientation, age or mental/physical ability.
  2. Treat all those who access services with the utmost dignity and respect.
  3. Implement best practices in the proper and safe storage and handling of food.
  4. Respect the privacy of those served and will maintain the confidentiality of personal information
  5. Not require payment of any kind for donated food or consumer products, at any time from those assisted by their respective programs.
  6. Source and share food in a spirit of cooperation with other Food Banks and food programs.
  7. Strive to make the public aware of the existence to hunger, and of the factors that contribute to it.
  8. Recognize that Food Banks are not viable long-term response to hunger and devote part of their activities to reduce the need for food assistance.
  9. Represent accurately, honestly and completely their respective mission and activities to the larger community.