Food Security

Hout Bay Food Security

Hout Bay Food Security Project was created as a recognition of the grave, unprecedented challenges that the COVID-19 presents to our community.
Its aim is to grow food in every available space in our community.

The Initiative focuses on food production through small veggie gardens particularly in the townships of Hangberg and Imizo Yethu.

Food security is essential as the crisis has brought about loss of employment and many of our residents are starving.
Hence the need to grow food is more sustainable than relying on handouts or food parcels.

The pictures below are our initial planting day, on Mandela Day, where we planted a community garden and then handed our seedlings to start gardens in the residents homes.

If you are keen to get involved, or feel inspired to donate funds, tools, compost, soil or seedlings, please contact Hellen Matsvisi at