Customers can contribute to drought-relief efforts in the Eastern and Northern Cape by donating to the #ActForChange Fund at Shoprite and Checkers till-points across South Africa.
The worst drought in living memory continues unabated in parts of the Eastern and Northern Cape, which is why the retailer has put its considerable weight behind supporting distressed communities in these provinces.
All customers have to do to join in these efforts is to inform the cashier of their donation amount of R5 or more, which will then be added to their grocery bill. All proceeds to the #ActforChange Fund will go to Gift of the Givers, Shoprite’s partner in disaster management relief efforts.
Customers’ contributions will add to the R150 000 the retailer has already made available for the provision of animal feed and humanitarian aid. Additionally, in towns where there are Shoprite, Checkers or Usave stores, the retail giant has committed to providing hundreds of food parcels and its Mobile Soup Kitchen are also serving in towns benefitting from Gift of the Givers’ relief efforts.
- Lunga Schoeman, the Group’s CSI manager
- Badr Kazi of Gift of the Givers