FoodForward SA is the official CSI partner

FoodForward SA is the official CSI partner

The Plant Powered Show takes place this year at the Cape Town International Convention Centre (CTICC) from Friday, May 27, to Sunday, May 29.

It will incorporate a not-to-be-missed three-day live event as well as an exciting virtual component, which will allow visitors from other provinces and around the globe to attend online.

The Plant Powered Show is the first of its kind in South Africa, bringing the plant-based, vegetarian, vegan and conscious living revolution to a mainstream audience. The hugely successful inaugural Plant Powered Show (under the name The Festive Vegan & Plant Powered Show) took place online in 2020 due to the Covid-19 pandemic and lockdown restrictions and featured an extraordinary line-up of local and international chefs.

Aimed at those looking to live and enjoy a healthier, more conscious and sustainable lifestyle with a smaller environmental footprint, The Plant Powered Show features professional chefs, celebrity cooks and rising stars presenting live cooking demos, diverse and compelling talks by the health and wellness experts, premium and interactive experiences, exclusive industry networking as well as a marketplace filled with hundreds of vegan and plant-based food, drink and lifestyle brands and products.

The Plant Powered Show is delighted to announce FoodForward SA as its official CSI partner. FoodForward SA is the largest food redistribution organisation in South Africa. Established in 2009 to address widespread hunger in the country, FoodForward SA connects a world of excess to a world of need by recovering quality edible surplus food from the consumer goods supply chain and distributing it to community organisations that serve the poor.

Event Director, Heidi Warricker explains why The Plant Powered Show selected FoodForward SA to be their official CSI Partner: “One third of all food produced in South Africa is dumped in landfill, while hundreds of thousands of people are going hungry in our country, on a daily basis. As consumers we can’t only focus on what we eat and where our food comes from, we also need to look at food insecurity and what we can do to help alleviate this problem.

“South Africa is ready for this platform. Consumers want to live more consciously, to be more mindful of their health and wellbeing and the animals we share the planet with. At the same time, chefs and foodies want to be inspired to create delicious meals with exciting new ingredients. It’s a food revolution. After a postponement due to the pandemic, we are starting live this year in Cape Town and are delighted to partner with FoodForward SA,” says Warricker.

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Whether you live a full-time ‘VGN' life, are just trying out meat-free days, enjoy tantalising your taste buds with innovative plant-based food or are exploring sustainable and eco-friendly products, The Plant Powered Show community offers gastronomical inspiration from top local and international celebrity chefs, health and wellness talks from the experts and spectacular entertainment.