About Us

About Us

The Fry’s Family Foundation is committed to developing partnerships and programs throughout the world that serve to promote the interests of animals.

We work collaboratively with a range of organisations to achieve the goals of empowering people, protecting our environment and alleviating the suffering of livestock around the world.

Our “Principles before Profits” ethos is how we ensure that we put the strength of the Fry’s Family Foods’ business resources and people to work in enhancing our natural environment and the people and animals that inhabit it.



Why we do it


To assist human beings to “live kinder” – help ever, hurt never.

  • A Meat Free World where animals are not abused in any way
  • Raising awareness and consciousness about the plight of our planet
  • To teach the word to “think before you eat” – eat to live and not live to eat.
  • Initiate change.


The fundamental goal of Fry’s Family Foundation is to operate in a manner that demonstrates and acknowledges awareness of the survivability of the earth. The decline in health of the natural world is reflected in the loss of biodiversity, cultural diversity and the planet’s life support systems.

The causes of such may be attributed to basic values embodied in our economic system and the erosion of values of the corporate world, including dominance of expansion and short-term profit, which supersedes quality, sustainability, environmental and human health and successful communities.

Fry’s Family Foundation will attempt to, in some way, alleviate the environmental and social crises of our times.

We aim to assist non-profit environmental groups and animal rights organizations by donating monies and products to them as well as using marketing efforts to educate the public on the negative effects of mass animal agriculture on the environment, animals and human health.

“We want to make this world possible”

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Meat Free Mondays is an international movement which raises awareness on the positive impact people can have on their health, environment and animals with their plate.

Addressing issues such as Climate change, deforestation, health and animal welfare; Meat Free Mondays South Africa has spoken to nearly 15’000 South Africans since 2013 and continues to grow across the country. The organisation is fully funded and initiated by Fry’s Family Foods.

Food Donations with organisations such Food For Life and Aryan Benevolent Home who feed thousands of hungry stomachs each day.

Fry’s provides support and donations to numerous animal rights and environmental organisations around the world. For more detail - http://www.frysfamilyfoundation.com/causes/.

Collaboration Miss Earth and youth development organisations such as the Future Leaders of Climate Change to bring about positive change in areas around Kwa-Zulu Natal (Mandela Day activity).




Meat Free Mondays is now a mainstream concept with leading publishers, celebrities and restaurants across South Africa endorsing it.

Recent research suggests that as much as 62% of South Africans are aware of Meat Free Mondays with an increasing amount of people partaking in it.

Donations of food can be given to registered NPOs who show their commitment to serve and promote the interests of animals, the environment and humanity.

All applicants need to send a proposal to Brett Thompson, Fry’s Family Foundation Program Manager, on info@frysfamilyfoundation.com to be considered.


How do we choose our causes? Well, it’s simple…if it aligns with our values and vision, then we would love to get involved where we can.

Other not-for-profit organisations we work with:

    * Organisations
    * Animal Rights Groups
    * Spiritual Organisations
    * Health organisations/events
    * Meat Free Mondays



Heritage Day 2014 and upgrade day of Thomas Wildschutt Senior Primary