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Welcome to Operation A South African Development, Nutrition and Relief focussed NPO established over 35 years ago.

Operation Hunger was started in 1978 by Dr. Selma Browde with Dr. Nthato Motlana after they saw the agony, anguish and toll that malnutrition inflicted on the South African people and its economy. Operation Hunger was accordingly strategically registered as a Fund-Raising Organisation in 1980 to better influence the transformation its founders sought.

We therefore have a history of not only concern, but positive action in the fight against malnutrition in South African homes, schools and communities using sustainable and proven methods that empower people and their communities.

Rallying all against hunger

Operation Hunger is constantly running campaigns to raise funds for identified needs and worthy causes on behalf of the beneficiaries who themselves, are not able to do so in an effective manner.

We seek to improve levels of nutrition in impoverished communities through sustainable integrated income generating food security schemes (e.g. soup kitchens, gardens, broiler, egg laying projects).

To provide clean and accessible water to households where water is not readily available (e.g. rain water tanks, water rollers, boreholes/hand pumps, windmills, spring protection) so that individuals and communities can develop gardens, support livestock and be protected against water borne diseases. Read more about Opertaion Hunger and our objectives here.

  • Health Initiatives


    Wellness practices have been introduced into communities by Operation Hunger to equip poor communities to manage and cope with stressful circumstances better for a healthier life.

  • Water Tank Projects


    With the help of partners and stakeholders, we have assisted over 454 households to have access to clean water.

  • Poultry Projects


    By funding, setting up and training community members, Operation Hunger empowers communities to be more self sufficient both economically and nutritionally.

  • Nutrition Projects


    Operation Hunger presently supports projects in the Western Cape, Port Elizabeth, KwaZulu Natal, Limpopo, Mpumalanga, North West and the Northern Cape.

  • Hippo Water Roller Project


    Access to clean drinkable water is the foremost basic need for all life. Improving access to water is an ongoing initiative of Operation Hunger.

  • Garden Projects

    OH Projects

    We assist in the establishment of vegetable gardens for families, cooperatives and entire communities with initial funding, training and the setup of agriculture systems.

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