Jun 29, 2020
The Shoprite Group donated 250 care packs containing hygiene essentials and a warm blanket to the Western Cape Department of Health today (29 June 2020) in a bid to support the most vulnerable in their fight against Covid-19.
Health MEC Nomafrench Mbombo was at the Cape Town Convention Centre to receive the care packs, which her department will distribute among patients at its quarantine and isolation facilities throughout the province. Each pack contains a blanket, soap, waterless hand sanitiser, a face cloth, toothbrush and toothpaste.
- Nomafrench Mbombo, Western Cape Health MEC
- Lunga Schoeman, CSI Manager of the Shoprite Group
The retailer has since the start of the national lockdown provided extensive support to vulnerable communities affected by Covid-19. It has donated surplus food valued at over R26 million, translating to 7.9 million meals, which is over and above the more than 1 million meals delivered by the Shoprite Mobile Soup Kitchens to over 1400 beneficiary organisations.