Thriving Communities

Three commitments shape our support of thriving communities

Empowering development

We are committed to the long-term development, education and support of farmers and families in our local communities. 

We continue to support food banks, NGOs and community organisations around the world, and encourage employees to volunteer in their local areas.

Reel Life

McCain South Africa has joined forces with non-profit
organisation, Reel Life, to implement an ambitious
agricultural skills development project, aimed at bolstering long-term food security for underserved communities.

Community Bakeries

McCain Foods, in partnership with the Culinarian Consultants, has launched the McCain Community Baking Programme at the Tholakele Centre of Hope in Springs. The initiative is geared towards equipping unemployed youth with baking skills and knowledge about running a successful bakery business.

Community Food Gardens with Shoprite & Food & Trees For Africa

This initiative aims to empower community members at the Siyonqoba Centre for People Living with Disabilities and the Tholakele Centre of Hope by supporting the establishment of food gardens. 

Goals include:

  • Ensuring local food security
  • Facilitating the sale of produce at retailer, Shoprite, contributing to sustainable community livelihoods


Empowering development

McCain Chips In.

Volunteering is an active expression of our family values, and an important way to give back and make a positive impact in the communities where we operate. 

Our McCain Chips In global programme allows every employee to take one paid day off each year to participate in a volunteering event.

McCain Chips In.

Our global commitments.

  • Supporting farmers and families by donating 200 million meals to food banks and NGOs by 2025
  • Supporting farmers and families with 50,000 hours of employee volunteering by 2025.
  • Improving the livelihoods of 10,000 vulnerable farmers and families by 2025

Find out more about our progress locally. 

Our global commitments.