Haba na Haba is an NGO initiated by 3 founder members in August 2015 who after reading a number of reports including IPC report for Uganda 2014- 2015 realized that Uganda is heading for an acute food insecurity situation as a result of limited human, technical and financial, information capacities at all levels to harness harvest failures, Post-harvest loss and Product disposal through, expiration, over production, damage /marketing and other business decisions . Thus the Goal of developing successful food banks to alleviate hunger and strengthen local communities. Haba na Haba is a Kiswahili proverb” Haba na Haba hujaza kibaba” meaning little by little the pot is filled. Thus the idea of a foodbank
What we do
A food bank is such an initiative, a community-based project that collects and stores food and household products for distribution to low-income and needy people who are facing crisis and to even collectively benefit from the various Business models.
A Food bank is an interconnected lifeline to the hungry and an essential community asset.
Food banks form networks of warehouses, transportation systems, distribution centers, volunteers, agencies and organizations that serve as lifelines to disconnected and hungry people. They engage caring people from all sectors of the community, and become a vehicle for building public awareness about hunger and its solutions, as well as a powerful voice in driving policy decisions that impact the food security of individuals and communities.
Food banks represent a coordinated response to alleviating hunger that engages government, the private sector, and civil society. People everywhere respect and understand that no one should go hungry – Hunger has no friends.
Food banking has broad and instinctive appeal. It feeds people while reducing waste. It empowers through school feeding programs, job training and skills development, and nutrition education.
Food banking can begin at the community or at the national level, grow into a network, and expand to serve a state, a nation, and the world.
Food banking can be adapted across different cultures, geographies, and economies to ensure that it makes sense in the local reality.
Haba na Haba aims at such an opportunity “It is rare to be given the opportunity to change the world,” said President François Hollande, wrapping up the meeting. “You have the opportunity to do that.”
To develop successful food banks to alleviate hunger and strengthen local communities by Harnessing harvest failures, Post-harvest loss and Product disposal through, Expiration, over production, Damage /Marketing and other business decisions.
Alleviate hunger and strengthen local communities
To become a vehicle for an interconnected lifeline to the hungry and an essential community asset.
Harnessing harvest failures, Post-harvest loss and Product disposal through, Expiration, over production, Damage /Marketing and other business decisions
Dignity: Treating others with respect, fairness and an understanding of our differences
Accountability: Serving the community in a responsible manner, using resources wisely and acting with integrity
Responsiveness: Delivering programs and services efficiently, ensuring access to food, reducing post-harvest loss and other resources for people in need, even in the face of a changing environment and food security.
Encouraging teamwork, cooperation and community partnerships, as well as a powerful voice in driving policy decisions that impact the food security of individuals and communities.
Sustainability: To operate the Food Bank as efficiently as possible and build on-going support for all of our programs by attracting new donors, new volunteers and advocates to our cause, even as we deepen the commitment of our current supporters.
- Carry out and promote both environmental improvement and practical conservation, to educate, encourage and support the local community in environmental practice by working with statutory and non-statutory agencies for building public awareness about hunger and its solutions
- Strengthen the climate change preparedness capacity of the local community to efficiently and effectively promote and implement community based mitigation and adaptation activities and become a vehicle for, as well as a powerful voice in driving policy decisions that impact the food security of individuals and communities
- To promote warehouses- advance technical capabilities and transportation systems, to manage post-harvest loss, damage /Marketing and other business decisions
- Promote social protection, by feeding people while
- Hunger relief operating at scale
- Reducing waste.
- Empowering school feeding programs,
- Job training and skills development,
- Nutrition education
- To raise funds and receive contributions where appropriate to finance the objectives of the organisation.
- To publicise and promote the work to promote transparency an accountability.
- Open bank accounts in the choice of bank as agreed upon by Board of Directors
- Make rules and standing orders for categories of members and their rights.
- Take out insurance.
- Organise meetings, training courses and events.
- Work with similar groups and exchange information and advice with them.
- Take any action that is lawful, which would help it to fulfill its aims.