The persistent drought in the Northern and Eastern Cape shows no signs of abating and so the Shoprite Group is reaching out to hard-hit communities through a number of initiatives.
The Group has made available R50 000 for a donation of animal feed to affected farmers. Additionally, contributions to its #ActForChange Fund will all go to Gift of the Givers, the retailer’s implementation partner helping distraught communities trying to cope with the worst drought in living memory. Shoprite’s Mobile Soup Kitchens continue to serve up to 1000 people daily in drought-affected areas.
The Group invites its customers to join it in bringing relief by donating to the #ActForChange Fund, which is as easy as adding R5 or more to your grocery bill at till points in Shoprite and Checkers stores throughout South Africa.
- Lunga Schoeman, the Group’s CSI manager
- Badr Kazi of Gift of the Givers