Nov 20, 2020
The Shoprite Group served over 130 000 nutritious meals and delivered thousands of food packs to children at early childhood development (ECD) centres during lockdown, and ensured that these centres have been able to stay open at a time when many have faced closure.
ECD centres were closed for a considerable period due to lockdown regulations, however the Group ensured the centres it supports were able to continue feeding the children that depend on them.
- Lunga Schoeman, Shoprite Group CSI Manager
During lockdown the Group:
- Served 132 060 meals to 4 260 beneficiaries;
- Delivered 2 130 packs of food containing biryani, gravy mix, peanut butter, maize meal, rice and lentils, samp and beans, soya mince, porridge, vegetables, vita milk and vita drink;
- Provided 362 ECD practitioners with R500 vouchers for two months when they had no income.
One of the 109 early childhood development centres that Shoprite support is Urban Ruins in Boksburg.
- Leigh Ingle, Urban Ruins founder