Corporate Social Investment
The MLF focuses on two key areas of operation: social support and agri community education.
Mike was famous across the fresh produce industry for the consistency and commitment of his social contributions. Not only was he passionate about using his position in the industry to send crucial nutrition to worthy organisations, he was equally committed to ensuring that once support was offered it was delivered on a consistent basis that the organisation could rely on.
Mike would never just ‘drop in’. No matter what form his social contribution took, it was always defined by consistency, and long term impact.
Social support – continuing Mike’s social impact legacy
The MLF strives to build on the social foundations Mike established by continuing his support for a range of South African social development organisations, each of which receive regular donations of fresh produce to nourish their communities.
MLF fresh produce recipients include:
- Gerald Fitzpatrick House
- Nazareth House
- Sisters of charity
- Meals on Wheels
- Jabes Care Centre
- Walking with winners
- Sizanani Outreach Care centre
- Sizanani Family Shield
- Corinthians NPO
Agri community education – investing in South Africa’s future
Education is major challenge for many South African families, who simply cannot afford to give their children the start to life they would love to. The MLF agri community education programme bridges this gap.
The MLF assists RSA Group employees by offering them financial aid that allows their children to move successfully through the education system.
The programme operates in recognition of Mike’s long term vision of a vibrant, inclusive and dynamic South African fresh produce industry and society.
I am the recipient of a Mike Loutfie Foundation bursary, which is helping me to pursue a Diploma in Information Technology at Richfield Graduate Institute of Technology. I would not have been able to pursue this field if not for the MLF bursary. I am grateful for the opportunity, and my vision after I complete my three-year course is to work in a reputable company and learn and grow within the industry.
I am a 21-year-old student at Rosebank College, studying a Higher Certificate in Business Management. I would not have been able to study if not for the Mike Loutfie Foundation bursary, which has assisted me in paying for my institutional fees. I am grateful for the opportunity, and my goal is to achieve a good set of results so that I can complete this qualification and further my studies, as well as use this qualification to open up my own business.
The fresh produce donations we receive from the Mike Loutfie Foundation are essential to our organisation. They help us to ensure that our residents, who are mostly SASSA beneficiaries with no families or limited financial support, have access to the nutritious food they need to survive on a daily basis. Without these donations, we would not be able to provide the same level of care and support to our residents.
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