Investing in communities

Albany believes in bringing people together, and we are doing this, one sandwich, one meal and one loaf of bread at a time.  By partnering with 17 pioneering community organisations, Albany Bakeries is investing in vulnerable communities by offering support through food, nourishment, and entrepreneurial upliftment. 

Albany is committed to taking hunger off the table to open up endless possibilities. Because success is best achieved together.

  • Walk the Talk, Bishop Lavis
  • National Youth Development League, Belhar
  • Kindergarden Educare, Delft
  • Lemosa, Delft
  • Helping Hands Senior Club, Elsies Rivier
  • Waves For Change, Khayelitsha 
  • Molo Mhlaba Schools, Khayelitsha
  • Leap 1 Science and Maths, Langa 
  • Elonwabeni Child and Family Centre, Mitchells Plain
  • Living Through Learning, Lavender Hill and Nyanga
  • Ikamva L’Abantwana Bethu, Crossroads
  • Leap 2 Secondary, Philippi and Crossroads
  • Beyond Feeding, Philippi Horticultural 
  • Uphawu Community Development, Samora
  • iKhaya le Langa, Langa 

Albany is coming together and working alongside The Lunchbox Fund to provide nutritious daily school meals to children who would otherwise go hungry. Not only is nutrition essential in early childhood development, but by providing school meals, children are able to attend and focus at school. Together Albany and The Lunchbox fund are feeding children throughout their school careers, setting them up for a more fruitful future. A future that will impact the community that came together to raise them.

Now, with a large footprint in the Western Cape, from Belhar to Samora and communities in between, Albany is providing 610 loaves of bread every week to The Lunchbox Foundation to distribute to a number of areas across the province. Albany lending a hand is not a handout, it’s us coming together with the community, for the community. Everyone deserves to belong to a community that is supportive and loving because together, it’s where we belong. 

“Communities are not just needing a handout, but a hand up,” - Shanaaz Stofberg, Beyond Feeding.

While it’s crucial to see these children through school, it’s just as important to make sure that their futures are sustainable. iKhaya le Langa, founded by Tony Elvin, believes in just that - Sustainable People make Sustainable Communities. Albany is coming together with iKhaya le Langa to assist them in making sustainability a reality for the ambassadors within the Langa community. 

“Community is a group of people held together by mutual benefit. We have a great footprint of wonderful people doing wonderful things,” - Tony Elvin.

iKhaya le Langa’s Ambassadors Program has been empowering the community through business growth and entrepreneurial opportunities, all of which enable food security. Albany has come on board with iKhaya le Langa to fuel its vision of sustainability by donating bread and investing in the programmes and those at the heart of them. 

The Lockdown Lunch Club and the Sun Diner are the biggest pieces of the sustainability puzzle. The youth from the Ambassadors Program are given the tools they need to take the lead and work together to feed their community and themselves. Albany wants to support these young adults to flourish, so we have committed entrepreneurial support, training programme sponsorship, and 575 loaves of bread a week for a year to ensure that they do. 

Every time you choose Albany you are helping to take hunger off the table and beginning to make progress possible for these communities. Together. It's where we belong.

 
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