The Group’s CSI activities aim to address the key causes of social challenges such as underdevelopment, hunger, poverty and limited economic participation. Through its partnerships, the Group is involved in various community projects in education, environment and food security.

Pioneer Foods started the Schools Breakfast Nutrition Programme in 2015. The programme provides a healthy start to the day for more than 30 000 disadvantaged children in 35 schools throughout the Western Cape, Gauteng, Northern Cape, Limpopo, North West, Kwa-Zulu Natal and the Free State provinces. The company provides a nutritious selection of cereals such as Weet-Bix, Bokomo Corn Flakes, White Star Instant porridge to the schools; as well as bowls, spoons, long life milk and aprons for the food handlers.

Pioneer Foods’ schools breakfast feeding programme complements the Department of Basic Education’s National School Nutrition Programme (NSNP) which currently provides lunch to nearly 10 million learners in 21 177 schools annually.

As the coronavirus (COVID-19) continues to spread throughout the world, at Pioneer Foods we are taking proactive steps grounded in science to protect the safety of our products, our employees, their families and support our communities around the country.